Anambra: Police, hoodlums in fierce gun battle, 4 feared dead

November 28, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

No fewer than four persons were reportedly killed in a gun battle between gunmen and security operatives in the Aguluzigbo community in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra state. It was gathered that the yet-to-be-identified hoodlums invaded the community on Tuesday morning and started shooting. This, however, led to hot exchanges of gunfire between them and security operatives in the Read More

Police gun down 2 suspected cultists in Ahoada East 

November 13, 2023 Dennis Essang 0

  Operatives of Ahoada Police station Sunday morning received a distress call at about 01:00hours that some suspected cultists loyal to wanted David Gift, aka 2Baba, invaded Odiemerenyi community in search of suspected police informants.  The police n on receipt of the information swung into action and mobilised with other tactical units to the scene. On getting to the community, the Read More

Fear grips Osun community as hoodlums attack Soldier

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Residents of Iree town in Boripe Local Government Area of Osun State have been thrown into panic over fears of a reprisal attack due to an attack on Nigerian Army personnel in the town. Blueprint gathered that a soldier was assaulted and left wounded on Tuesday by some hoodlums at the Poly Junction area of Iree. The identity of the Read More

Kwara: Scores injured as hoodlums attempt to free inmates 

October 19, 2023 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

  Scores of persons, Thursday, sustained injuries as suspected hoodlums reportedly attempted to free inmates being conveyed to court in a bus belonging to the Nigerian Correctional Service, at the popular Oja-Oba market, Ilorin, Kwara state. Our correspondent who visited the scene of the incident, gathered that the bus driver in an attempt to manoeuvre his way, rammed into people, Read More

Gunmen abduct 3 Catholic nuns, seminarian, driver in South-east 

October 12, 2023 Content Administrator I 0

Gunmen have abducted three Catholic nuns and a seminarian in Nigeria’s South-east. The hoodlums abducted the victims on 5 October while they were heading to Imo state for a burial. Gloria Nnamchi, the vicar-general of the Missionary Daughters of Mater Ecclesiae in Nigeria confirmed the incident in a short note, according to a post on the official Facebook page of the Catholic Read More

Criminal merchants returning Plateau to dark days – Lalong

A midnight attack carried out by gunmen resulted in the killing of more than 30 people, mainly women and children, at Kubat village in Mangu local government area of Plateau state, a local source has said. Both Governor Simon Lalong and the state Police command confirmed the attack but declined to give the casualty figure. However, a resident of the community, Read More

Low turnout mars 2023 governorship, state assembly elections in Borno 

March 20, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

There was low turnout for the governorship and state assembly elections in Borno state compared to the last presidential and National Assembly elections. Visits to most of the places in the state capital, Maiduguri indicated that voters were unwilling to come out and exercise their franchise for several reasons which may likely affect the outcome of the election and possibility Read More

3 suspected armed robbers nabbed in Ogun

March 15, 2023 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Operatives of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate who have been terrorising Ewekoro areas of Ogun state. This was contained in a press statement made available to Blueprint Wednesday, by the command’s spokesperson, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi in Abeokuta. According to Oyeyemi, the suspects – Ahmed Isiaha, Sunday Ajibola and Jimoh Wahab were arrested following a distress Read More

Bandits burn police armoured vehicle in Kaduna 

March 6, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

A community leader, Alhaji Yahaya Kimbiin, of Kimbi village, Randagi Ward in Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state said that bandits stormed his community on Monday morning and attacked an immovable armoured vehicle belonging to the Mobile Police.  Speaking in a phone interview on Monday, Alhaji imbi told newsmen in Kaduna that the incident occured on Monday morning Read More

2023: Police warn political thugs to steer clear of polling booths 

January 17, 2023 Oguntade Ismaila 0

The Lagos state police command has warned all political parties in the state to shun violence during and after the elections. The state Commissioner of Police, CP Alabi Abiodun, who convened the meeting with a theme: “Stakeholders Meeting on Election Security”, said it was important they had this meeting so as to rub minds on issues affecting the political parties Read More

2023: INEC chair visits Ogun, rues attacks on facilities nationwide 

November 29, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, was on a one- day state inspection to the commission’s facilities in Ogun state. Speaking with newsmen Tuesday after inspecting attacked office at Iyana Mortuary, Abeokuta,  he assured that despite the unfortunate incident, elections will hold successfully in the state. “Whatever materials we have lost, the commission is making efforts to Read More

Osun: One feared dead as hoodlums dare police in gun duel 

November 24, 2022 Lateef Ibrahim 0

All attempts by the new Akinrun of Ikirun in Ifelodun local government, Osun state, Oba Yunusa Akadiri, to enter  his palace in recent times  have been repelled by hoodlums who engaged policemen in  gun duels. The new monarch had been prevented from entering the palace since he was installed by the state government. Angry youth in the town had blocked Read More

Delta: Hoodlums set Ughelli North monarch’s palace ablaze

February 2, 2022 Amaechi Okwara 0

Unidentified persons suspected to be arsonists on Tuesday burnt the palace of the Osuivie of Agbarho kingdom, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state. The hoodlums set the palace hall, guest house, staff quarter which houses NYSC members, and part of the traditional ruler’s apartment ablaze in the early morning inferno. It was gathered that the men of the underworld Read More

Many killed as hoodlums attack Kaduna communities

November 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Many people were killed and houses were burnt following separate attacks on Yagbak and Ungwan Ruhugo communities both in Zango Kataf local government of Kaduna state. A statement by the state government on Friday did not, however, specify if the attacks were carried out by bandits or if it was reprisal attacks. The statement signed by the Commissioner for Internal Read More

Breaking: Gunmen invade stakeholders’ meeting, Kill 3 monarchs in Imo

October 19, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

Three traditional rulers were said to have been killed when gunmen invaded Njaba local government area headquarters at Nnenasaa where a security stakehokders’ meeting was being held Tuesday afternoon. The hoodlums reportedly sporadically, and killed the three monarchs present at the meeting. Blueprint gathered from a source that the meeting was being held to find a lasting solution to the Read More

D’Tigers players, others launch protest as fresh crisis hits NBBF, proposed election doubtful

October 10, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Fresh crisis is brewing  in the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) following protest launched by the current and former D’Tigers players as well as other stakeholders. The stakeholders who staged a walk out from the an extra-ordinary Congress told Journalists that the Musa Kida-led caretaker committee refused to let any of them air his or her views. They also alleged that Read More

Police nab ‘armed robber’ terrorising Ogun community

October 3, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Ogun state police command have arrested one armed robbery suspect terrorising residents of Silva Estate Odomalasa area of Ilese ijebu. The suspect, Bolanle Ojomu was arrested while carrying out robbery operation in the area. The police spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi in a press statement made to Blueprint Sunday, stated that the suspect was arrested following a distress call received by the Read More

3 policemen, others feared dead, vehicles set ablaze as gunmen attack Onitsha

September 19, 2021 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

About three policemen and two passersby were feared dead, Sunday, as unkwnon gunmen terrorised Awada, Onitsha in Anambra state. Blueprint learnt that the gunmen, who launched the attack at about 9am when the officers were resuming duty at their popular checkpoint (security post) at Ukaegbu junction, Ezeiweka road, equally set some vehicles ablaze. A resident of the area, Mrs Ann. Nwoye, Read More

Breaking: 2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates

September 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Two soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre are said to have been allegedly killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday and released over 100 prisoners. The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba- Read More

Prostitution: Police nab 2 for trafficking teenagers to Ghana

September 8, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

Ebonyi Police command Tuesday, paraded two suspects for trafficking teenage girls for prostitution. The suspects Ivi Chukwu Chinecherem, age 20yrs and Ogbonna Justice, age 19 yrs were said to have been involved in the trafficking of five Ebonyi female teenagers to Ghana for  Akaeze community in Ivo local government area of Ebonyi state. While parading the suspects, the commissioner of Read More

2 bandits shot dead during gun battle with police in Ogun

August 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Two members of a suspected kidnap syndicate have been shot dead by men of the Ogun state Police Command during a gun battle at Itori area of Ewekoro local government of the state. The command’s spokesperson, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi made this known in a press statement made available to Blueprint in Abeokuta, Monday. Oyeyemi stated that the two suspects met their waterloo Read More

Hoodlums set Newspapers vehicle ablaze in Imo

August 30, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

A  vehicle used in distributing Newspapers was Monday set ablaze by hoodlums suspected to be implementing the Sit-At-Home order along Mgbidi, Oru West LGA of Imo state. Our correspondent who confirmed from a staff of The Nation Newspapers in Owerri on the incident, gathered that the vehicle, a panel van, was carrying newspapers meant for distribution in the South East, Read More