Breaking: Gaza war consumes 21 Israeli soldiers in one day

January 23, 2024 Blueprint News 0

Palestinian militants carried out the deadliest single attack on Israel’s forces since the Hamas raid that triggered the war, killing 21 soldiers, the military said Tuesday, a significant setback that could add to mounting calls for a cease-fire. Hours later, the military announced that ground forces had encircled the southern city of Khan Younis, Gaza’s second largest. That marked a Read More

Abia government speaks on ‘owing Soldiers’

November 17, 2023 Admin III 0

The Abia State government has denied a report on social media that claimed that it owes Nigerian soldiers attached to its multi-agency security task force, Operation Crush. In a statement signed by Kazie Uko, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Alex Otti, the Abia State government dismissed the report as misleading and a total falsehood. The Abia government, which said Read More

Our soldiers must have decent accommodation, else…

October 20, 2023 Abdulsalam Mahmud 0

One of the factors hindering the fight against Nigeria’s insecurity, according to security experts, is the absence of sophisticated firearms and ammunition for troops often deployed to engage terrorists and other criminal elements, in the country. It is a common knowledge that troops of the Nigerian military are not sufficiently equipped with lethal weapons to rout armed robbers, marauding bandits, Read More

Government sacks over 1000 soldiers in major shake-up, day after coup in Gabon

August 31, 2023 Admin III 0

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame, also serving as the Commander-in-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), has granted approval for the retirement of 95 military generals and senior officers, along with 930 junior soldiers. The announcement was made through an official statement published on the Rwanda Defense Force’s official website. It comes at a time the African continent is in the Read More

Breaking: Army Chief to visit Wushishi after bandits attack

August 15, 2023 Admin III 0

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Taoreed Lagbaja, is on his way to the Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger where bandits ambushed and killed 13 soldiers on Monday Blueprint reports that the bandits also brought down a Nigerian Air force fighter helicopter in the area and killed the pilot. However, speaking in an interview with on Tuesday, the Director, Read More

Uncertainty as Soldiers take over power in Niger

July 27, 2023 Admin III 0

Soldiers in the West African country of Niger have announced a coup on national TV. They said they had dissolved the constitution, suspended all institutions and closed the nation’s borders. Niger President Mohamed Bazoum has been held by troops from the presidential guard since early on Wednesday. He was promised Washington’s “unwavering support” in a call from US Secretary of Read More

Suicide bomber kills 13 Soldiers

July 24, 2023 Admin III 0

A suicide bomber in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu on Monday killed at least 13 soldiers and wounded at least 20 more inside a military academy in an attack claimed by the al Shabaab militant group. A military campaign launched by government forces and allied militiamen in 2022 has forced the al Qaeda-linked group from large swathes of territory in southern Somalia, Read More

Soldiers assaulted our staff, customers in Birnin Kebbi – Kaduna Electric

May 1, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The management of the Kaduna Electric has condemned the invasion electricity company’s premises Saturday afternoon by the men of Nigerian Army in Birnin Kebbi. They reportedly unleashed mayhem on unsuspecting staff and customers alike. The hapless victims were reportedly beaten and subjected to humiliating treatment by the marauding soldiers for no reason whatsoever. A statement by the Kaduna Electric head, Read More

Faulty BVAS causes rowdiness at Jabi upstairs, Soldiers wade in

February 25, 2023 Kehinde Osasona 0

Voting exercise which started peacefully at Jabi Upstairs in Jabi area got disrupted midway when the BVAS started giving issues and stop working. According to a witness, Barrister Chris Onyekachi who voted at the polling centres, he told Blueprint that the situation became rowdy as voters suddenly turned against INEC officials, insisting that something must be done to rectify the Read More

Why we arrested Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu -Army

October 8, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has arrested a popular Nollywood actor Chiwetalu Agu for dressing in an attire of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The Army also accused Agu of inciting members of the public and soliciting for support for the IPOB. A statement by Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu Thursday denied reports on social media that Agu was assaulted Read More

Anglican priest killed in Imo

September 15, 2021 Chidiebere Iwuoha, Owerri 0

An Anglican priest, Rev Emeka Merenu, was Tuesday murdered in his parsonage at Orsu Ihitte Ukwa in Orsu local government area of Imo state. Blueprint gathered that the priest met his untimely death over an allegation that he brought some soldiers to the village to protect himself, the church and the school under his care. The Amorji Nkwere born priest, according Read More

Attack on Kabba prison: Security operatives on trail of escaped inmates – Aregbesola

September 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has said security operatives are already pursuing the escaped inmates after gunmen attacked Kabba Custodial facility on Monday. A statement Monday in Abuja by the Media Adviser to the Minister, Sola Fasure, said the Aregbesola had been briefed by the Controller General of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), Haliru Nababa, on the unfortunate 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

Heavy security at Osun APC secretariat causes panic, commotion

September 3, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim, 0

Motorists in Osogbo, Osun state, Friday morning, lamented hardship faced following the closure of major road in front of the secretariat of All Progressives Congress (APC), in the state capital. While some vehicles were diverted to one way leading to gridlocks as early as 8am, vehicles were prevented from entering a bank very close to the party secretariat. When our Read More

Notorious ex-militant, ‘general iron’ killed in Cross River

August 28, 2021 Joseph Obung, Calabar 0

Notorious ex-militant, Mr Thomas Obi Tawo, also known as ‘general’ Iron, who was given amnesty by the Cross River state government and appointed special adviser to Governor Ben Ayade on forest security, alias ‘general Iron,’ has been butchered in his country home, Oku-Bushuyu, in Boki local government area. Blueprint gathered that Tawo was killed by a vigilante group in his Read More

Soldiers deployed to Ife/Modakeke over killing of 5 farmers

August 20, 2021 Lateef Ibrahim 0

Soldiers have been deployed to restore normalcy in Modakeke and Ile-ife following the killings of five farmers and subsequent protest that greeted the killings, Blueprint has reliably gathered.  It was leanrt that the soldiers arrived Modakeke around 6:30pm and moved round the town.  The Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode, had earlier led policemen to the palace of Ogunsua of Modakeke Read More

Intensify operations against bandits- COAS charges troops

August 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has charged troops of 8 Division and Operation HADARIN DAJI (OPHD) to intensify their operations against bandits marauding in parts of North-west.He however, urged the troops to always show respect for the fundamental human rights of law abiding citizens in the conduct of their operations. A statement by Director Army Public Read More

COAS fullfils promise, issues official vehicle to 7 Div RSM

July 22, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

In fullfilment of his promise to empower Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSM) to perform their roles, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, handed over keys and official documents of aToyota Hilux to the RSM of Headquarters 7 Division, Master Warrant Officer Mohammed Babayo. A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu Wednesday, said General Yahaya gave Read More

Tragedy! Another Military plane crashes, Soldiers dead

June 25, 2021 BBC 0

At least 10 Kenyan soldiers were killed on Thursday when a helicopter carrying them crashed while landing near the capital Nairobi, the military and local media said. The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement. At least 10 of the troops were Read More

Army to Gumi: Our personnel not colluding with bandits

June 24, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Nigerian Army has refuted comments by Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumi that its personnels are colluding with bandits.Sheikh Gumi had when appearing on ARISE TV Morning Show on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 alleged that soldiers are colluding with marauding bandits who have been responsible for various crimes and atrocities against Nigerians.But Army spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement Wednesday, Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

Re: Letter to NYSC DG on mobilising corps members to war

June 9, 2021 Admin III 0

I was surprised to read one Hieber Ishaku, a student of Mass Communication who is supposed to communicate facts always, balancing the two sides to a story, being the one who gave himself to misrepresentation of facts in the Blueprint of June 6, in which he accused NYSC DG of mobilising corps members for battle. The NYSC director general, Brig-General Read More