Police commissioner decries reported kidnappings in Maitama, Asokoro

December 7, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command, CP Haruna Garba, has described as mischievous, false, misleading reports in the social media alleging that there have been several kidnapping incidents in Maitama and Asokoro District. This is as the police boss declared that the post was intended to create panic and apprehension in the minds of the people. A press statement Read More

Police nab 5 for possession of arms, plan to disrupt NANS convention

December 6, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Haruna  Garba, has warned against any form of disturbance of public peace, unlawful assembly, and criminal infiltration of lawful assembly within the FCT.  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the command, SP Josephine Adeh, made this known in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja.  She said the CP gave Read More

Kaduna bomb mishap: Balarabe visits Tudun Biri, assures victims of support, receives defence minister, CDS 

December 5, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Dr Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, on Tuesday led a delegation of senior government officials, religious and community leaders to Tudun Biri to condole with the affected families of the aerial bombing that killed over 80 people and left 66 others injured.  The Overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna state, Mr Samuel Read More

Kaduna bombing: How Army mistook residents for terrorists 

December 5, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Nigerian Army have accepted responsibility for the aerial bombing that killed 31 people of Tudun Biri, Igabi local government area of Kaduna state, explaining that they were engaging terrorists when their drone bombarded the villagers mistaking them for bandits.  Residents of Tudun Biri in Kaduna state were said to be celebrating Maulud Nabiyyi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad Read More

Kaduna: Uba Sani orders probe over drone bomb attack

December 4, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state has ordered immediate investigation into the Nigerian Army drone attack that killed 85 people and left over 66 others injured in Tudun Biri Igabi local government area of Kaduna state.  An Army drone had bombarded residents of Tudun Biri, who gathered to celebrate Maulud Nabiyyi (the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)) on Sunday night Read More

Troops arrest terrorists’ leader, 204 others

December 1, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said troops deployed in different theatres of operation across the country neutralized 52 terrorists and arrested 204 others. The military high command also said troops rescued 234 kidnapped hostages from different parts of the country. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who disclosed in a statement on Friday, said troops in the South-south Read More

Gunmen sustain siege in Imo, murder popular businessman 

December 1, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A businessman, Linus Mmuo, popularly known as ” Sakatan” was early Thursday morning assasinated by gunmen in his village, Umuezikegbu in Egbuoma community, Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo state. This is the fourth assassination case in the state in the last few days, following the murder of a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ward chairman, the murder of a Read More

Zone 2 Lagos, Kwara, Ebonyi, Bayelsa, Sokoto get new PPROs

November 30, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has approved the posting of Police Public Relations Officers (PPROs) to various State Commands and Formation to strengthen community engagement and communication. Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a press statement, Wednesday in Abuja, said: “The newly posted officers are tasked with fostering positive relationships between the Nigeria Police Read More

Ogun: Gunmen shoot accountant dead, cart away millions

November 29, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

An Ogun state government accountant, Taiwo Oyekanmi, has been shot dead by some unknown assailants, while returning from a commercial bank in Abeokuta. Oyekanmi, according to sources was ambushed by the gunmen while ascending the overhead bridge at Kuto, after withdrawing an undisclosed sum of money from the bank. The accountant and other aides who were shot during the attack, Read More

NAF airstrikes destroy illegal refining sites, boats in Rivers state

November 29, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Wednesday said its aircraft under Operation Delta Safe carried out air strikes against economic saboteurs and oil thieves in South-south region of the country. A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet disclosed that the strikes destroyed 2 Cotonou boats sighted at Arugbana near Okrika in Rivers state. According to the statement, on the Read More

Senate passes 2023 N57bn budget for Police

November 28, 2023 Taiye  Odewale 0

  The Senate Tuesday passed the sum of N57,014,287,532.00 as the 2023 budget of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. Out of the N57billion budget,  Capital Expenditure is to gulp N47,024,803,541.18 while Total Recurrent Expenditure is  N9,989,483,990.00. The passage of the 2023 NPTF budget followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate and House of Representatives joint Committees Read More

Insurgency: Defence ministers charge troops on professionalism

November 28, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, and the Minister of State for Defence, Bello Mattawalle on Tuesday paid an operational visit to the Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in Maiduguri, Borno state. The ministers were accompanied by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, Chief of Air Staff Read More

Coup in Sierra Leone: We won’t tolerate plot to obstruct peace, ECOWAS warns, nationwide curfew shuts down flights

November 27, 2023 Duro Joseph 0

The Economic Community of West African States has condemned the plot by some individuals to disrupt the peace in Sierra Leone. The condemnation is contained in a statement issued Sunday by ECOWAS in Abuja. In an attempt to breach an armoury, some unidentified gunmen attacked a military barracks in Freetown, the nation’s capital of Sierra Leone. Condemning the development, the Read More

HURIWA warns security agencies against subjecting Southeast travelers to degrading, dehumanising treatments

November 26, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has urged the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Gwabin Musa, to immediately activate pragmatic mechanisms to stamp out dehumanising treatments being meted out to travellers in the South East region by operatives of security services manning roadblocks.  In statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, Sunday, signed by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Read More

Why Soldiers invaded Police headquarters – Army

November 23, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

The Brigade Commander of the 23 Armored Bridget, Yola, Adamawa, Brig. Gen. Gambo Mohammed, has disclosed the reason behind the invasion of Adamawa Police Command Headquarters by soldiers. Brig. Gen. Gambo said the policemen from the command shot and injured a soldier at a checkpoint leading to a fracas that ensured between the two security agencies on Tuesday. According to Read More

NAF versus EFCC: Security experts fault EFCC’s media trial

November 21, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Security experts have faulted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for engaging in media trial in handling alleged fracas between personnel of EFCC and the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in Kaduna.They berated the EFCC for not adequately exploiting other channels or avenues available for resolving misunderstanding between government agencies before resorting to media trial. Blueprint report that there was Read More

Niger still part of Multinational Joint Task Force – Spokesperson

November 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has denied reports in some sections of the media (not Blueprint) that Niger Republic has withrawn from MNJTF.A statement by Chief Military Public Information Officer MNJTF Ndjamena – Chad Lieutenant Colonel Abubakar Abdullahi, described the report as baseless.He urged media outlets and individuals to verify information from credible sources before broadcasting or disseminating it further.The Read More

NAF airstrikes neutralise several terrorists in Kaduna

November 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Sunday said its aircraft under Operation Whirl Punch (OPWP) have sustained air strikes against terrorists operating in the Northwest and North central region of the country leading to the decimation of several terrorist elements at Tsauni Doka at Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna state.A statement by NAF spokesperson Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, disclosed that the Read More

NAF, EFCC fracas: Close Watch harps on improved inter- agency synergy

November 19, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

A non-partisan advocacy civil society organisation, Close Watch called on government institutions to work with one another in resolving contentious issues in order to deepened synergy among them. Blueprint report that there was a faceoff on Friday between officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and some personnel of the Nigerian Air Force at the Kaduna Zonal Command of Read More

Troops neutralise 50 terrorists, rescue 182 kidnapped hostages

November 18, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Friday said its troops deployed to different parts of the country neutralised 50 terrorists an arrested 122 others. The military high command also said troops also arrested 49 perpetrators of oil theft and rescued 182 kidnapped hostages. Director Defence Media Operations Major General Edward Buba who stated this in a statement,   troops in the South South Read More

Japanese Ambassador calls for multi-country partnership to combat violent extremist crimes

November 17, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Japanese Ambassador to Nigeria, Matsunaga Kazuyoshi has advocated for a multi-country partnership in order to combat violent extremist crimes that are spreading across West Africa. “In order to combat violent extremist crimes that are spreading across West Africa, it is important to have a multi-country partnership, not just a single country,” he said. Kazuyoshi stated this Friday at the closing Read More