Again, gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Imo

December 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Gunmen on Thursday night kidnapped the priest in charge of St. Michael’s Catholic Church Parish in Umuekebi, Osuoweerre autonomous community in the Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Rev Fr Kingsley Eze, popularly known as Father Ichie. Blueprint gathered that the priest and another man identified as Uchenna Newman, who drove the priest in a Volvo jeep, were Read More

Breaking: Roads deserted as gunshots rock ICC Abuja

December 1, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Many passerby and workers on Friday afternoon took to their heels following gunshots fired around International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. ICC is one of the prominent event centres located at the heart of Abuja. At venue is an ongoing election by National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) where sources told Blueprint that the gunshots emanated from. Blueprint reported Read More

Popular Nigerian actor escapes death as gunmen launch attack on Nollywood location, kill 4

November 27, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Popular Nigerian actor, Sylvester Madu, escaped death after gunmen attacked a movie location in Cameroon. The horrible incident was confirmed in a press release issued by DAMA, the film company that invited Sylvester Madu to Cameroon for the shoot. The actor reportedly relocated to Bamenda in Cameroon on November 23, 2023, in order to work on a film project. But Read More

Gunmen murder PDP chairman 

November 26, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Two gunmen who rode on a motorcycle, Friday, assasinated the chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Ife/Akpodim/ Chokoneze ward in Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo state. Blueprint correspondent gathered that when the armed men stormed his house and met his wife, they asked about her husband.  Few minutes later, they saw the husband and identified him and Read More

Gunmen kill Pastor, kidnap wife In Kaduna community

November 19, 2023 Musa Mohammed 0

The Pastor in charge of the second Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Damakasuwa, in Kauru Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State, Amako Maraya, has been killed by unknown gunmen. The wife of the deceased was also abducted by the gunmen. An eye withness, who is a member of the Church, told DAILY POST that the gunmen stormed the community Read More

Kaduna Police rescue kidnapped cleric, arrest 2 suspected kidnappers 

November 7, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  A joint Police and vigilante team have rescued a kidnapped cleric, Rev. Father Andrew Amana of St. Francis Catholic Church, Godo-godo, while they arrested two suspected kidnappers and recovered their firearm, the Police command has said.  A statement signed by the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) Kaduna state Command, ASP Mansur Hassan, on Monday said, following the kidnap of Read More

Gunmen invade Jigawa community, kidnap LG Chairman’s wives

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Two wives of Kiyawa Local Government Area (LGA) chairman in Jigawa state, Alhaji Nasiru Ahmad, have been reportedly abducted by unknown gunmen, suspected to be kidnappers. Reliable source revealed that the gunmen invaded Kiyawa town, the headquarters of the LGA, forcibly gaining entrance to the chairman’s residence, before kidnapping his two wives. According to eyewitness, the suspected abductors allegedly fired Read More

Breaking: Pandemonium as gunmen takeover Guinea capital, free coup leader

November 4, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Gunmen stormed the main prison in the Conakry capital of Guinea on Saturday, freeing 2008 coup leader Moussa “Dadis” Camara, the justice minister said. The center of Guinea’s capital city of Conakry was sealed off on Saturday, witnesses said, as gunfire rang out near the administrative heart of the city. Justice Minister Charles Alphonse Wright told Radio Fim FM several Read More

Abducted Kwara assembly lawmaker’s wife, children regain freedom

October 19, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  The wife and two children of a member of Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Soliu Ayanshola, who were on Monday abducted by gunmen, have regained their freedom, Blueprint has gathered.  The lawmaker is representing Ipaiye/Malete/Olooru State constituency in the House. A senior Kwara State government official, who would not want his name in prints, confided in Blueprint that Read More

Gunmen set cars, motorcycles, other property in Ebonyi

Ebonyi state police command Monday confirmed the burning of about three vehicles, motorcycles, and a Tricycle at Ezzangbo junction, Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state. A viral video was seen online where commuter buses were set on fire along Enugu-Abakaliki expressed way by Ezzangbo junction. According to the video, the perpetrators were said to be members of IPOB/ESN. Confirming Read More

How gunmen ambushed, kidnapped Nigeria’s Military General

September 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Gunmen ambushed and kidnapped a retired Major-General, Maj Gen RC Duru (rtd), in Orji General area of Owerri North Local Government of Imo state. He was ambushed while driving himself in a black Mercedes-Benz ML jeep. Sources disclosed that, “He was kidnapped by four people in a Toyota Sienna,” according to reports. “The kidnappers went with his vehicle, and checkpoints Read More

3-year old baby shoots, kills sister in U.S

July 18, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Sheriff’s authorities on Tuesday reported that a three-year old baby shot and killed a one year old sibling with a handgun that had been left unsecured in a home in San Diego in California. It was not immediately clear who reported the shooting or where the children’s parents were at the time of the incident. Authorities said deputies in Fallbrook Read More

Unknown gunmen kills Enugu lawmaker

July 18, 2023 Chuks Nweze 0

A councilor, Nelson Sylvester, popularly known as Ofunwa, representing Eha-Ulo ward, in Nsukka Local Government Area Legislative Council, Enugu state, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. It was gathered that the lawmaker was murdered on Sunday night at his residence in Eha-Alumonah. It was also gathered that the lawmaker has been in the forefront of fighting insecurity, mostly cultism Read More

Ebonyi: Police kill 2 gunmen, arrest 2 0thers  

July 11, 2023 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

 The Ebonyi state police command, Tuesday, arrested two suspected gunmen, and killed two others. The gunmen were said to have attacked the Okposi community in the Ohaozara local government area of the state on Monday by sporadically shooting in the air. But the police, according to a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Onome Onovwakpoyeya, got the Read More

Sit-at-home: Gunmen invade Imo communities, burn vehicles, motorcycles,

July 8, 2023 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

Gunmen, Friday evening, stormed Amaraku, Ugiri and Obolo communities in Isiala Mbano local government area of Imo state and pounced on those who they felt disobeyed their one week sit-at-home order imposed by the acclaimed leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Simon Ikpa. Blueprint correspondent gathered from an eyewitness that people of those communities ran helter skelter and quickly Read More

Gunmen kill popular RCCG Pastor, kidnap church members

July 2, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An unidentified gunmen raided a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), in Abule-Ori, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Ogun state, Saturday, leaving one pastor dead and seven worshipers kidnapped. The Commander of the Ogun state government’s security outfit, So-Safe Corps, Soji Ganzallo, has confirmed the tragic event. He revealed that his officers successfully rescued the seven abducted Read More

Gunmen kidnap Enugu-bound passengers, kill 2

June 27, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped nine Enugu-bound passengers, killed two and robbed others of their valuables. The passengers were traveling to Enugu on Saturday for a burial, when they were attacked by gunmen operating at Imo axis of the Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway Narrating their to newsmen in Umuahia on Sunday, one of them, who identified himself simply as Francis, said their Read More

Gunmen kill 3 miners, injure 2 in Plateau

Gunmen on Friday killed three people at a mining site around Tanjol in Jol community of Riyom local government area of Plateau state. The national publicity secretary of Berom Youth Movement (BYM), a socio-cultural group, Mr. Rwang Tengwong, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Jos. According to Tengwong, the incident occurred at about Read More

Gunmen abduct another catholic priest in Imo

Another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Mathais Opara, was Friday evening abducted by gunmen along Ogbaku/Ejemekwuru road in Imo state. This incident is happening five days after a catholic priest in charge of Christ the King Catholic Church Ezinachi/Ugwuago parish in the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev Fr Maduka, was kidnapped while preparing for last Sunday’s service. This Friday’s incident involved Fr. Read More

Gunmen abduct another catholic priest in Imo

Another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Mathais Opara, was Friday evening abducted by gunmen along Ogbaku/Ejemekwuru road in Imo state. This incident is happening five days after a catholic priest in charge of Christ the King Catholic Church Ezinachi/Ugwuago parish in the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe, Rev Fr Maduka, was kidnapped while preparing for last Sunday’s service. This Friday’s incident involved Fr. Read More

VIDEO: What US said after gunmen attack left 4 embassy staff dead

May 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The White house has confirmed that the United States Embassy convoy in Anambra State was targeted in a deadly attack. This was disclosed during a press briefing, by the spokesperson for the National Security Council, John Kirby on Wednesday. He also clarified that no U.S. citizens were involved in the incident. Kirby said, “What I can tell you is that Read More

Gunmen invade Anambra, kill 4 US staff

Gunmen, Tuesday night, attacked and killed four officials of the United States Embassy in Nigeria on a humanitarian mission in Anambra state. Blueprint gathered that other officials of the embassy escaped from the scene of the incident which occurred in Amiyi/Eke Ochuche communities in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state with varying degrees of injuries. It is unclear if Read More

Gunmen abduct FCTA staff, 14 others in Abuja 

At least 15 persons have been abducted by gunmen at 1, 000 Housing Estate in Pegi community in Kuje area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The gunmen were said to have attacked the estate Sunday night, May 14, 2023 around 11.30pm, shot sporadically into the air and took some persons returning from the city about that period away Read More

Mystery of unknown gunmen

April 17, 2023 Hauwa'u Baba Umar 0

The phrase unknown gunmen is commonly used by journalists to refer to individuals who have committed violent or criminal acts but whose identities are not immediately known or confirmed by authorities. Some are of the view that the word is use by the media or those in position of authority when concealing the identity of criminals. In Nigeria, the menace Read More

Gunmen abduct Anambra bizman, demand N50m

April 11, 2023 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Dare-devil gunmen have reportedly abducted Anambra businessman, Alexander Nwosu. Nwosu also known as ‘Uyoo’ was said to have been abducted at his hometown in Umuchu Community, Ekwulobia, in the Aguata local government area of Anambra state on Friday, March 31 and his whereabouts still unknown. It was gathered that the victim, who runs a petrol filling station and a hotel Read More