Bandits kill pregnant woman, 4 others, abduct 50 in Niger 

March 8, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

Five persons, including a six-month pregnant woman, have reportedly been killed and 50 others abducted by bandits in Rafi and Wushishi local government areas of Niger state. The bandits were said to have attacked some communities, Tuesday, including Anawanka , Sabon Gari and Kudu in Rafi local government area of Niger state.  It was also learnt that a detachment of Read More

Abuja-Kaduna train services set to resume, 8 months after terrorists’ killings, abduction 

December 4, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

The  Federal Government has announced the resumption of the Abuja -Kaduna train services on Monday December 5, 2022.  This is coming after eight months when the train service was suspended due to terrorists’ attack on the line, where over 10 persons were killed and over 50 others abducted.  In a press release signed by the Managing Director of the Nigeria Read More

Zamfara bandits kidnap district head, 6 others 

November 8, 2022 Admin III 0

Gunmen suspected to be bandits, Monday, abducted the District Head of Kwangami village in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, Muhammad Galadima, alongside six of his subjects in a raid on the community. A counter insurgency expert in the Lake Chad Basin, Zagazola Makama, said the bandits invaded the village in the evening when the people were observing their prayers and Read More

Breaking: Kidnappers demand N50 million ransom per abducted UNIAbuja victim

November 4, 2021 Admin III 0

Two days after, the abductors of the six persons that were kidnapped from the University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) staff quarters on Tuesday morning have contacted their families to demand ransom, Blueprint has learnt. They have reportedly demanded N50 million on each of the abductees, totaling N300 million for all the six abducted persons. A lecturer, two of his children, and three Read More

Imo Police rescue abducted Dutch global director

October 28, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Operatives of the Imo State Police Command has rescued the Director of a popular Owerri based gas company, Dutch Global Station Limited (names withheld). In a press statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam Thursday, he said he was rescued following a distress call that he and his friend were kidnapped by five armed men who trailed and Read More

Breaking: Bandits strike, abduct 30 passengers in Niger

October 20, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Bandits have struck again, and the abduction of 30 passengers at Garun Gabas in Rafi local government area of Niger state. The passengers were reportedly abducted on Wednesday by the gunmen from three separate vehicles comprising of 18 seater bus and two other vehicles. It was learnt that the bandits in their large number with dangerous weapons stormed Zungeru Garun Read More

Breaking: 5 days after, kidnapped Air Vice-Marshal regains freedom

October 2, 2021 Admin III 0

Police have confirmed the release of Air Vice-Marshal Sikiru Smith from his abductors. Smith was abducted on Monday in the Ajah area of Lagos state. Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who confirmed the release said the top Air Force officer was freed early Saturday morning. Details loading…

Breaking: Ex-FCT Minister kidnapped

September 29, 2021 Admin III 0

Gunmen suspected to be kidnappers has reportedly abducted former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory. Ewuga, who also served as a Senator was kidnapped in the late hours of Tuesday in Plateau State. The former Senator, who represented Nasarawa North Senatorial district from 2011-2015, was returning home when the gunmen waylaid and abducted him. His abduction happened same day the Read More

Birshin fulani residents berate Bauchi gov, lawmakers over incessant killings

September 20, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Residents of Birshin fulani community in  the Bauchi state capital have berated the state governor Bala Mohammed, senator representing Bauchi south Lawal Yahya Gumau, member house of representatives from Bauchi local government Yakubu Shehu Abdullahi and member of the state house of assembly representing the area Danlami Ahmed Kawule for allegedly not supporting the community on incessant killings and kidnappings Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced Read More

NDA invasion: Commandant presents report to Reps

September 15, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Commandant of the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, has presented report of the August 24 attack on the institution to the House of Representatives Committee on Defence. Chairman of the committee, Hon. Babajimi Benson, on Tuesday, said the report would shed more light on the dastardly incident. Although the actual exercise was behind closed doors, Benson Read More

Abducted Niger traditional ruler regains freedom

September 11, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

District Head of Wawa also known as Dodo of Wawa Alhaji Mahmud Ahmed Aliyu has been released by his abductors. The District head was recently abducted at his palace in Wawa, Borgu Emirate in Niger state.  He is said to have been released with out payment of ransom. Details loading…

Breaking: Travellers attacked in Ondo, many kidnapped

September 9, 2021 Admin III 0

Gunmen, Wednesday night, attacked travellers and abducted up to 18 travellers in Ondo state. The victims were reportedly abducted along the Ifira-Akoko/Idoani road in the state. The Commander of Ondo State Security Outfit, codenamed Amotekun, Adetunji Adeleye, has confirmed the incident. However, Police are yet to speak on the latest development. Details loading…

Breaking: Gunmen invade palace, abduct traditional ruler in Niger

September 5, 2021 Aideloje Ojo, Minna 0

Gunmen have reportedly abducted the Wawa of Wawa, a traditional ruler in Borgu local government area of Niger state, Dr Mahmud Ahmed Alivu from his palace.  The traditional ruler was reportedly kidnapped at about 9.30pm on Saturday night.  He was said to have been whisked away amidst spontaneous shooting by the gunmen dressed in military uniforms into the Kainji National park. It Read More

Breaking: Police confirm how many students were kidnapped at another Zamfara school

September 1, 2021 Muhammad Sanusi 0

Hours after, the Zamfara state Police command has confirmed that up to 73 students were on Wednesday kidnapped from Government Day Secondary school, Kaya in Maradun local government area. Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara SP Mohammed Shehu revealed this in a press statement in Gusau. According to the statement, “The Zamfara State Police Command wishes to confirm the abduction Read More

Breaking: Again, bandits invade Zaria, kidnap 6

August 27, 2021 Moh Bello Habib, Zaria 0

Report reaching Blueprint has revealed that bandits, Friday morning, stormed Zangon Shanu village in Sabon Gari local government area of Kaduna state and kidnapped six people. The location is behind Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria. A resident in the area Mallam Musa Garbai told Blueprint that the bandits stormed the area around 1.30am on Friday and kidnapped their victims that Read More

Breaking: Bandits attack NDA, kill 2 officers, abduct 1 in Kaduna

August 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Defence Academy has confirmed reports that two of its officers Lt Cdr Wulah and Flt Lt C.M Okoronwo were killed by bandits while one officer, Maj. Datong was kidnapped. A statement by the Academy Public Relations Officer Major Bashir Muhd Jajira Tuesday said the incidents occurred at the residential area within the Academy in Afaka in the early Read More

Zamfara: Matawalle vows to rescue kidnapped students

August 17, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle has expressed sadness over the abduction of 15 student and 4 staff of the College of Agriculture and Animal Sciences, Bakura, by suspected armed bandits. In a statement signed by the Director General Public Enlightenment Media and Communications Yusuf Idris, Matawalle promised to rescue them. Matawalle further lauded the efforts by the security agencies Read More

Updated: Police confirms abduction of 15 students, 4 staff in Zamfara

August 16, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Nigeria Police has confirmed the abduction of 15 students, four staff, and death of  one police officer and three security men at College of Agriculture and Animals Health Bakura in Zamfara state Blueprint reports that the Commissioner of Police CP Ayuba N. Elkana accompanied by strategic and tactical commanders had visited the College and confirmed the incident. A statement signed Read More

Bandits kidnap APC Chairman in Niger

August 8, 2021 Aideloje Ojo 0

Unknown gunmen suspected to be bandits have abducted a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Aminu Bobi, in Mariga local government of Niger state.Aminu Bobi who is the Zone C chairman of the ruling party in the state was reportedly kidnapped at his farm on Saturday. A resident in the area who pleaded anonymity confirmed to Journalists through Read More

Troops rescue 17 in Borno, foil attempt to abduct commuters

July 13, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army said troops of Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) along Maiduguri – Damaturu road have rescued 17 civilians from a kidnap attempt by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday, said the rescued civilians have been adequately documented and handed Read More

FGC Yauri Abduction: Gov. Bagudu vows to lead rescue operation in forest

June 20, 2021 Admin III 0

 Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State on Saturday vowed to lead the rescue operation of teachers and students abducted from the Federal Government College (FGC), Birnin Yauri, in Ngaski Local Government Area of the State.Bagudu, who is also Chairman, Progressives Governors’ Forum, spoke when local hunters visited him. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Read More