DSS investigates attack on staff in Adamawa

April 17, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has commenced investigation into attack by some staff of the Service staff in Adamawa state by miscreants. DSS Public Relations Officer (PRO), Dr Peter Afunanya, in a press statement, Sunday, said, “The attention of the DSS has been drawn to a trending video on the social media in which someone suspected to be its Read More

Kaduna government confirms kidnap of 8 students, other residents 

April 4, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has confirmed the abduction of eight students of Government Day Secondary School, Awon and other residents in Kachia local government area by unknown gunmen suspected to be terrorists. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, who gave the update in a statement on Tuesday, said according to detailed report received by the state Read More

Reps summon CDS, Army chief over Gboko attacks

March 29, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The House of Representatives has invited the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, and the Army Chief, Gen. Farouk Yahaya, to explain the circumstances behind the reported attacks and assaults on Gboko residents in Benue State, by soldiers of the 401 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Army. The House in a resolution on Wednesday, demanded to know why Read More

Kaduna –Abuja train attack: Kaduna government accounts for items belonging to victims  

March 28, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Following the Kaduna-Abuja AK9 train attack a year ago, the Kaduna state government has accounted for items belonging to the train attack victims, noting that 94 items were claimed by the owners, while 16 bags and various loose items remain unclaimed. A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, on the Read More

Peter Obi speaks on violence during 2023 governorship election 

March 20, 2023 Admin III 0

 The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has reacted to the pockets of violence across the country during the governorship elections which took place Saturday. He expressed his concerns via a tweet early Sunday, noting his sadness as Nigerians lost their lives due to the elections. Several incidents of attacks and voter suppression were reported across the country, Read More

Lagos PDP condemns conduct of 2023 governorship, assembly elections 

March 19, 2023 Adewale Ajayi 0

The Lagos state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the spate of violence and attacks that trailed the governorship and state House of Assembly elections, which took place Saturday, March 18, 2023. The party in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Hakeem Amode, said the party agents and its members  witnessed  some of the violence and Read More

5,138 killed in Benue herders’ attacks since 2015 – SEMA 

March 13, 2023 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA) Monday said no fewer than 5,138 persons have been killed by suspected herders since 2015. SEMA also lamented the increase in attacks and influx of herdsmen and cattle into the state in the past two and a half weeks which has resulted to displacement of over 3,000 persons. Briefing newsmen at the SEMA headquarters in Read More

Ondo constructs park in honour of Owo Church attack victims 

March 12, 2023 Admin III 0

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state weekend announced the commencement of a memorial park in honour of the victims gruesomely massacred at the St Francis Catholic Church in Owo last year. Akeredolu, who stated this during the inspection visit to the site of the park, conveyed the determination of his administration not to forget the victims. The governor added that Read More

Cross River: Tension as thugs attack PDP leaders’ homes

February 7, 2023 Joseph Obung 0

The attack on leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Akpabuyo local government area of Cross River State by suspected political thugs is generating serious tension between the party and the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. Blueprint in Calabar, the Cross River State capital, gathered that among those attacked were homes of the PDP state organising secretary, Read More

Ondo communities live in fear as terrorists kill 6, Police arrest food supplier, informant in Niger

No fewer than six farmers, traders and passengers were gruesomely murdered in the last two weeks at Arimogija and Molege axis of Ose local government area of Ondo state by suspected armed herdsmen (terrorists). Narrating the ordeal, a community leader, Mr. Owolafe Folorunsho, said the February 2 attack was triggered by effort by farmers to repel the continued wanton destruction Read More

IAWPA canvasses support for INEC on free, fair polls 

January 18, 2023 Agi Onda 0

The International Association of World Peace Advocates (IAWPA), a non-profit, non-political civil society organisation, has decried the unwarranted attacks on INEC facilities in parts of the country, calling on all Nigerians never to consider Commission as their enemy but encourage the electoral umpire to succeed. IAWPA international spokesman, Ambassador Emmanuel Nweke, in a press statement issued at a world press Read More

Governor imposes curfew as hoodlums invade palace, kill monarch 

January 15, 2023 Aideloje Ojo 0

The village head Alhaji Mohammed Abdulsafur Lambata of Lambata in Gurara local government area of Niger state, has been brutally murdered by hoodlums in his palace over a chieftaincy dispute. Blueprint learnt that other family members were injured during the attack on Saturday afternoon.  It was gathered that the monarch was first attacked at a function but escaped death by whiskers Read More

How Boko Haram wanted to destroy Nigeria — Buhari 

January 12, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari said the Boko Haram group was all out with the determination to destroy Nigeria. Buhari stated this when he received executive members of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria at the State House, Abuja. He described the Boko Haram group and its attendant ideology — which abhors Western education — as a “fraudulent plot” designed to “destroy Read More

Bandits kill 7 NSCDC personnel at Kaduna mining site

January 10, 2023 Admin III 0

Bandits on Monday ambushed and killed seven personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at the Kuriga mining site in the Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Five other personnel from a sister security agency and local security service were also murdered by ferocious bandits during the attack which occurred at 10am on Monday. NSCDC Read More

Edo train attack: 6 victims rescued – Official

January 9, 2023 Admin III 0

Security forces have rescued six victims in Nigeria after Saturday’s terror attack on a train in Edo state, South-south Nigeria, a government official has said. At least 31 people have been reported missing after the attack, which the police said was carried out by “herdsmen”. The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation in Edo state, Chris Nehikhare, said on Monday afternoon in Read More

Revealed! How many passengers kidnapped in Edo train station attack

January 8, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

At least, 31 passengers have been confirmed abducted at a train station in Igueben, Edo State after armed herders reportedly launched an attack. The passengers were waiting to board a train to Warri, Delta State on Saturday when the hoodlums struck. The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Osa Nehikhare, who disclosed this in a statement also said one suspect Read More

Terrorists abduct 16 in Kaduna community 

December 27, 2022 Aodu AbdulRaheem 0

At least 16 persons have been reportedly abducted in Anguwan Pa community, Monday, barely 24 hours after the Christmas day attack n Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state. A resident of the affected community, said the bandits came to the community about 7:30 pm and surrounded the village; “ 53 people were kidnapped  but 37 of them escaped and Read More

2023: Reps want IGP to investigate attack on Kogi PDP Senatorial candidate

December 15, 2022 Admin III 0

The House of Representatives has urged the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Baba Alkali, immediately investigate the attack on the campaign train of the senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi Central senatorial district, Mrs. Natasha Akpoti–Uduaghan and prosecute those directly and remotely responsible for the attack. Order paper containing the motion the resolution came following the Read More

Air Force kills bandits, destroy various camps in Kaduna communities 

December 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Nigerian Air Force has reported that several bandits were neutralised and camps destroyed in the latest round of operations, in continuation of aerial patrols across Kaduna state. Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, said in a statement in Kaduna that aerial patrols identified and attacked an active location in Kasarami, Chikun Local Government Read More

Re: Who is afraid of Habu Gumel

December 11, 2022 Sylvanus Ofekun 0

Ordinarily, no sane individual would react to a sponsored, shallow defence for a sports administrator exhibiting symptoms and high probability of multifarious failures;especially one who has abashed the country he represents at the global level.But for the sake of educating Nigerians,I will reply with facts. The sponsored article titled,”NOC Congress 22:Who is Afraid of Habu Gumel?” This article was targeted Read More

3 robbers arrested for snatching motorcycle in Ogun 

December 7, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate, who specialised in snatching motorcycles. The suspects, Daniel Akapo, Idowu Ajao Sunday, and Dare Olusegun, were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood, was being attacked by two men who pretended as passengers Read More

In reprisal, Boko Haram killed 33 wives of ISWAP fighters – Insurgency expert

December 7, 2022 Benjamin Umuteme 0

Irate fighters  of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād otherwise called Boko Haram , have reportedly  killed not less than  33 wives of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters in Sambisa. The deadly attack was to avenge the killing of its commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir) and 15 other fighters who were neutrialised in an infighting. Blueprint gathered that since December 3(Saturday), a Read More

Kaduna-Abuja route as train service resumes 

December 5, 2022 Admin III 0

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has resumed operations at the Kaduna-Abuja railway, nine months after nine people were killed and scores of other passengers were abducted by terrorists who attacked the train in a community near Kaduna. The services of the train were abruptly suspended after the 28 March, 2022, attack. On Monday, at exactly 9:45 a.m. the first train, since Read More

Oru West: Arrest, prosecute attackers of our office, INEC beckons security agencies

December 4, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has again drawn the attention of the security agencies for investigation, arrest and prosecution of hoodlums who attacked its Oru West Local Government office in Imo state early hours of Sunday. A statement by the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Read More

Thugs attack LP supporters during campaign rally in Lagos 

December 4, 2022 Oguntade Ismaila 0

Several people were reportedly injured when hoodlums alleged to be sponsored weekend attacked the Labour Party’s rally in the Lakowe town area of Lekki, Lagos state. The incident caused pandemoniums as people were seen scampering for safety and running for dear lives. An eyewitness, Segun Babarinwa,, who was at the scene, said the attack was carried out by some suspected Read More