Address recurrent security challenges in South-West, Yoruba elders tell Tinubu  

November 23, 2023 Bayo Agboola 0

  The Council of Yoruba Elders (CYE) on Wednesday asked President Bola Tinubu to urgently intervene in  the recurrent security challenges in the South West region of the country. Addressing journalists at the headquarters of the group in Ibadan, CYE Secretary General, Dr. Victor Taiwo alerted of reports of reoccurring insecurity challenges in the region of the country in recent times. Read More

Badaru to Service Chiefs on insecurity: Give me timeline, I‘ll cross command channel to get results

 Minister of Defence Muhammed Abubakar Badaru has said he would demand timelines and targets from Service Chiefs on when to end insecurity in Nigeria. He also promised to cooperate with all the security agencies in the country by holding monthly meetings with security chiefs and their ministers on how to solve the security challenges. Badaru stated this Tuesday in his remarks shortly Read More

Insecurity: 70 people in my constituency kidnapped by bandits, Niger Senator cries out

June 9, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

Senator Sani Musa (APC Niger East), raised the alarm Friday in Abuja on alleged abduction of 70 people in his constituency by gun wielding kidnappers. Specifically, the Senator in a personally signed statement, condemned the cold blooded murder of innocent villagers in Paikoro, Shiroro and Rafi local governments in the constituency. He lamented that not less than 20 lives had Read More

Okiro urges Tinubu to prioritise security

June 2, 2023 Content Editor 0

A former Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mike Okiro, has urged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to prioritise security to attract foreign investments to the country.   Okiro, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recently in Abuja, noted that insecurity had the potential to scare away potential investors. He noted that security “is a Read More

Troops neutralize 3 bandits, recover arms, ammunitions

April 30, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Defence Headquarters Sunday says troops of Operation HADARIN DAJI conducted ambush operation to bandits crossing point at Anka, Anka Local Government Area of Zamfara state. The military high command said troops made contact with bandits and following a fire fight, neutralized three terrorists. Director, Defence Media Operations Major General Musa Danmadami in a statement, said items recovered from the Read More

Magashi charges defence space administration to leverage on technological advancement to tackle insecurity

April 2, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of Defence, Maj. – Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (retd), has challenged the new management of the Defence Space Administration (DSA) to raise the bar of technological advancement to tackle security challenges confronting the nation. A statement by the minister’s media aide Mohammad Abdulkadri, weekend, disclosed that Magashi  gave the challenge during a courtesy call on him by the Read More

Police dislodge bandits’ camp, rescue 14 kidnapped victims in Zamfara

March 11, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state police command said it dislodge bandits’ camp and rescued 14 kidnapped victims who were in captivity since January, 2023. The command spokesperson, SP Muhammad Shehu, stated this in a statement, made available to Blueprint Saturday. According to the statement, “On 10th March 2023, Police Tactical Operatives in Ccnjuction with the vigilante while on mop up operation near Read More

Insecurity: Civil Defense boss raises alarm over new ‘dangerous group’ in Nigeria 

December 21, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has revealed the presence of ‘a dangerous group’ in Nigeria causing mayhem. Audi made the revelation Wednesday at the NSCDC headquarters in Abuja, during the opening ceremony of the last Commandant General conference for the year 2022 with zonal commanders and state commandants of the Read More

2023: We must vote wisely to end insecurity, poverty in the land – Kastina PRP governorship candidate 

November 29, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) in Katsina state, Hon Imran Ja’afar Jino, has lamented the level of insecurity and poverty bedeviling the state and Nigeria as a whole. Jino said this Monday while receiving a commendation award bestowed on him by  the management of Hausa Daily Post in Katsina. In a statement by the newspaper and made Read More

Ganduje, Bala, Ortom, Police IG, others to discuss violent-free elections at Platinum Post roundtable 

November 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, Bauchi state governor Bala Mohammed, Benue state governor Samuel Ortom, Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Audi and the Commissioner for Information and Voter Education for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Barr, Festus Okoye, Read More

Global Peace Devt. blames insecurity on trust deficit, disunity

September 24, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Global Peace Development has blamed the spate of insecurity, banditry, kidnapping, farmers-herders clashes ravaging Nigeria on lack of synergy, trust deficit and disunity, while tasking leaders and youths to promote unity, peaceful and harmonious coexistence. The Director General, Global Peace Development (GPD), Mr. Ebruke Eskie stated this while addressing the Cultural Peace Fiesta in Kaduna in commemoration of the 2022 Read More

2023: Nigeria on verge to collapse – Peter Obi [VIDEO]

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said that Nigeria is on the verge of collapsing. In an interview with CNN Friday, he said the level of insecurity in Nigeria is high which makes it difficult for people to invest in the country. “Nigeria is now not just in a physical mess, it is at the last stage to Read More

Insecurity: Dambazau calls for total reform of security sector

August 16, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

The former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and former Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (Rtd), has called for total reform of the security sector to deal decisively with Bandits, Terrorists and other criminals causing insecurity in Nigeria. Dambazau, the 17 COAS made the call at the ongoing 2021 Blueprint Annual Public Lecture And Impact Series holding at International Read More

Insecurity: NSCDC to hold zonal commandants responsible for attacks on govt facilities

August 9, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following incessant attacks on public infrastructures across the country by the unknown gunmen and terrorists, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has held a strategi security meeting with zonal and state Commandants. At the meeting, the Commandant General of the Corps Ahmed Abubabar Audi, said henceforth, both state Commandants and Zonal Commanders would be Read More

Yahaya Bello queries LG chair, suspends traditional ruler over insecurity

July 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the recent security breach Ajaokuta area of Kogi state, the state governor Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect. The governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply Read More

Gov’ship poll: NSCDC deploys 11,226 personnel for security in Osun

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Osun state, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has deployed  11,226 officers and men to effectively cover the 3,763 polling units, collation centres, flash points as well as critical national assets and infrastructure in all the 31 Local Government Areas of the state. Commandant-General of the Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi, who gave Read More

Insecurity: APC Professionals demand review of security strategies

July 14, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum has asked the federal government to, as matter of urgency, review security strategies, training and re-training security operatives to be able to tackle the menace of insecurity across the country. The forum also urged Nigerians to share intelligence and information with security operatives that will help arrest current insecurity situations in parts of Read More

2023: Zamfara APC demands commitment from Tinubu over insecurity

July 7, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

  As part of conditions to mobilise support for him, the members and stakeholders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have asked presidential candidate of the party Bola Ahmed Tinubu to show them commitment on how to quickly end the insecurity ravaging the state and the North-west zone if elected president next year. The stakeholders made the demand during Read More

2023: NSCDC plans new strategies to combat electoral violence, insecurity

June 30, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Nigeria Security and Security Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said it will deploy new strategies to address electoral voilence and put an end to insecurity in the country. Commandant General of the NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, said this Thursday in Abuja at the quarterly Commandant General’s Conference, held at the Corps headquarters. The conference brought  together Read More

Nigeria at crossroad, APC women group laments insecurity

June 22, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) women group, under the aegis of Aunty Zee 774, has decried the spate of insecurity in the country, saying Nigeria is at a crossroad. Speaking during an advocacy and awareness campaign at the APC national secretariat, Wednesday in Abuja, the coordinator of the group, Ms. Ann Agom-Eze, said women across the country strongly believed that Read More

How Nigeria can defeat insecurity, restore peace, order – Buratai

The Nigerian Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd), has called for comprehensive measures with all stakeholders playing key roles, if Nigeria was to effectively tackle insecurity and restore peace and order. Nigeria currently faces various forms of insecurity in different parts of the country such as insurgency in the North East, banditry and kidnapping in the North Read More

Why insecurity festers in Nigeria – SDP presidential candidate

June 2, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo, has blamed the federal and state governments for prolonged shades of insecurity in the country. According to Adebayo, it is governments measure to distract Nigerians while the officials of government loot the resources. Prince Adebayo said this on Thursday, when he gave a lecture on the Read More

With insecurity, northern children no longer ambitious – IBM Haruna

A former chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum and ex- federal commissioner for information and culture, Major-General Ibrahim Bata Malagwi Haruna (retd), has bemoaned the prevailing security challenges in the northern part of the country. He also said failed leadership systems in the country discouraged youths in the region from assuming leadership responsibility.  Similarly, the 82-year-old former minister blamed the combination of failures Read More