Insecurity not properly tackled by previous governments – Matawalle 

November 10, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

The Minister of State for Defence, Bello Matawalle lamented in Abuja, Thursday, that the problem of insecurity bedeviling the country was not properly tackled by previous governments. Matawalle made the lamentation when he along with the substantive Minister of Defence, Ababakar Badaru, appeared before the Senate Committee on Defence as regards state of security in the country. Matawalle in making Read More

Police foil robbery in Anambra, recover AK-47 rifles 

October 17, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra state Police command, Tuesday, said they have recovered AK-47 rifles loaded with several rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and shells of expended rounds after frustrating their owners from robbing unsuspecting populace. The Police Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga, who stated this in a statement, said the operatives dislodged the owners of the recovered riffles where they had planned Read More

CDS: To be complete soldiers, you must kill Boko Haram terrorists

Chief of Defence Staff Christopher Musa has tasked the troops of the Nigerian Army to find and kill Boko Haram terrorists before the criminal elements attack Nigerians. Musa gave the order to troops of Operation Hadin Kai at the Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The CDS further said a soldier who comes to the theatre without killing at Read More

Negotiation with bandits ‘ll undermine Nigeria’s sovereignty – Birnin Gwari Emirate 

July 5, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives Union (BEPU) has rejected former Zamfara state governor, Sani Yerima’s advice to President Bola Tinubu to negotiate with bandits, noting that such a move will undermine Nigeria’s sovereignty and seemingly grant legitimacy to criminal elements.   Speaking in a statement signed by its Chairman, Malam Ishaq Usman Kasai, on Tuesday, Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressives’ Union said such Read More

LNSA, LASTMA make my job easier – Police commissioner

April 28, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Commissioner of Police in Lagos state, CP Idowu Owohunwa, on Friday said the establishment of LASTMA and LNSA had made his security jobs 80 per cent achieved. Owohunwa said this when he paid official visits to the Lagos State Transport Management Agency (LASTMA) and Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Agency (LNSA) at their Oshodi Headquarters. At LNSA, the police boss was Read More

2023: Secure our offices, electoral materials – INEC appeals to community leaders 

December 20, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Tuesday, appealed to traditional rulers, presidents-general of 181 communities and other stakeholders in Anambra State to assist in securing their offices, staff and electoral materials during the 2023 general elections. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in charge of Anambra state, Dr. Queen Elizabeth Agwu, made the appeal in Awka during a brainstorming meeting Read More

Revealed! How troops killed new ISWAP leader Bako, 37 others in 2 weeks

October 29, 2021 Admin III 0

The Nigerian military Thursday said troops of Operation Hadin Kai  in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists, including Bako, new leader of the  Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different locations in Read More

Insecurity: PDP presenting false narrative against Buhari, APC – PGF boss

October 3, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Salihu Moh Lukman, has said opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and others are presenting false narrative to paint President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party in bad light. The PGF boss also described as “politically scandalous” for an APC state like Lagos to Read More

Nigeria @ 61: The good, bad, ugly

…Nigerians have good reasons to celebrate – Buhari …We’ve learnt our lessons from civil war – Prof. Nwachukwu ‘…We deserve to congratulate ourselves for our achievements’ …Insecurity, secessionist threats worrisome’ …There’ll be light at end of the tunnel – Osinbajo …Citizens can build a mighty nation if…- Adeboye Nigeria on Friday October 1 marked her 61st independence anniversary. BENJAMIN SAMSON and Read More

NURTW to partner Rivers govt to end crimes

October 1, 2021 Godwin Egba 0

  As Governor Nyesom Wike led- administration intensifies efforts in fight against criminals in Rivers state, the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has also resolved to assist  government and the state Police command to fight crime. The NURTW chairman in the state, Comrade Muhammed Umar Giwa, stated the union’s stand in an interview with Blueprint Thursday in Port-Harcourt. He Read More

Desist from prayer mountain, police warns Ogun residents

September 20, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

MThe Ogun state police command has warned residents to desist from organising prayer sessions in the forest which has hitherto made it easy prey for kidnappers.The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday, stated that the warning became necessary because of the present security situation of the country.The statement further reads, “In as much Read More

NCAG disassociates self from planned protest against CBN, Buhari’s govt

September 19, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has disassociated itself from the planned Monday protest against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. The group, which passed a vote of conference on Godwin Emefiele’s- led CBN and Buhari’s economic agenda, added that it is in possession of credible intelligence that some people are planning to launch unwarranted Read More

Onslaught against bandits yielding results-Air Chief

September 14, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the current onslaught against bandits and their activities is yielding results.Amao also charged the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) component of Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) to remain focused disciplined and extra- vigilant until the security situation improves.A statement by NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Edward Read More

Celebrating 2021 World Literacy Day

September 7, 2021 Admin III 0

Today, Nigeria joins the global community in celebrating this year’s International Literacy Day (ILD). The Day is set aside annually to draw the attention of the various countries to the importance of literacy not only as a sine qua non for socio-economic and political development but also a potent weapon to fight poverty, ignorance, disease, joblessness, oppression among others. The Read More

FCTA moves against criminals, nabs 14 in city centre

September 7, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

As a swift response to public outcry over incessant criminal activities and attacks on residents, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the dreaded flash points within the City Centre, arresting 14 suspects, recovered dangerous weapons and destroying their shanties.  The worst hit by the manhunt operations were the areas around Bolingo hotels, Church Gate Towers, Read More

2021 CONSAC: FG assures Navy of fleet recapitalization

September 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

President MuhammaduBuhari has assured the Nigerian Navy of his administration’s continued support in the ongoing drive for Fleet Recapitalization. The President said the need to acquire more platforms for the Service is sacrosanct to enhance her capabilities to effectively secure the national waters against infractions by sea pirates and other criminal elements. A statement by media aide to the Minister Read More

Breaking: Operation Safe Haven troops burst drug syndicates, recover N9.5m worth of Indian hemp (PICTURES)

September 4, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos 0

Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH) on Saturday September 4, 2021 bursted drug syndicate and recovered 320 blocks of Indian hemp worth N9.5 million concealed in a Toyota Camry car with registration number Abuja ABC 214 HV. Information Officer of OPSH, Major Ishaku Takwa, made the disclosure in a press release. “The suspects Sgt Patrick Kalu, a retired police officer, Read More

Why Nigera can’t track terrorists, bandits

September 4, 2021 Musa Musawa 0

Today, much of the priority and talking point is centered on how to counter the growing terrorist and insurgent groups in Nigeria in order to restore security of lives and property. Countering terrorism has become, without any doubt, the top national security priority of the Buhari administration. The nation has committed huge national resources to countering terrorism and insurgency as Read More

Insecurity: Military charge citizens on useful information

August 30, 2021 Ene Oshaba 0

The Nigerian military has called on citizens to support the fight against insecurity by always giving necessary information about any criminal activities in their environs, this is as they continue to explore various measures that can enable lasting solutions to the current situation. Spokesperson for the Nigerian Air Force Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, made the call in Abuja while fielding Read More

Breaking: Police confirm kidnap of electoral scribe in Nasarawa

August 25, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Nasarawa state police command, Wednesday, confirmed the abduction of the Secretary of Nasarawa State Independent Electoral Commission (NASIEC) Barr. Muhammed Abubakar Opu by unknown gunmen. The Police Public Relations Officer in the, ASP Ramhan Nansel, confirmed this in a statement made available to Blueprint in Lafia. He said the yet-to-be identified gunmen numbering about five stormed the house of Read More

Group lampoons CNG’s call for Masari’s resignation

August 23, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A group has condemned the Coalition for Northern Groups (CNG) for urging Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina state to resign following his call on Katsina state citizens to defend themselves against bandits.  Arewa Network of Social Reformers (ANSR) said such call for a democratically elected representative of the people to resign for defending the interest of his people smirk Read More

In Kaduna, bandit groups turn against each other, kill nine

August 20, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Nemesis caught up with two groups of armed bandits in Giwa local government of Kaduna state who in a fratricidal gun duel killed nine of their fellow bandits on Wednesday.  Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, who made this known in a statement on Friday, said the bandits’ death has been confirmed through human intelligence Read More

Zamfara Police commissioner vows onslaught against bandits

August 18, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

Zamfara state Commissioner of Police CP. Ayuba N. Elkana has vowed to total onslaught against bandit and other criminal elements terrorizing the state. The Commissioner made the remarks at a maiden press conference at the command headquarters in Gusau Wednesday. According to him, the command under his watch will carry out the onslaught operation against the terrorists through partnership with Read More

Elkana assumes as Zamfara CP, charges personnel on discipline

August 14, 2021 Sanusi Muhammad, 0

The new Commissioner of Police of Zamfara state, CP Ayuba N. Elkana, has urged officers and men of the command to be alive to their responsibilities and ensure discipline and Professional conduct in their respective departments. This was made known by the command spokesperson of the command, SP Muhammd Shehu in a statement issued to newsmen. According to him, the Read More