Train station attack: Edo government makes u-turn

January 11, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

Contrary to its earlier update on victims of a train station attack in Igueben, the Edo state government on Wednesday made a u-turn, declaring that only 20 persons were abducted during the incident. Gunmen on Saturday invaded Igueben train station and abducted unspecified number of passengers who were waiting to board a train to Delta State. The State Commissioner for Communication and Read More

In Zamfara, Police rescue 15 kidnap victims 

January 5, 2023 Sanusi Muhammad 0

The Zamfara state police command has rescued 15 victims, who were abducted on the Tsafe-Gusau federal road last Monday. The command public relations officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, disclosed at a press conference, Thursday. According to him, the joint task search and rescue operatives comprising vigilante and police rescued the victims after an intensive search and rescue operation. “After chasing the Read More

For Kwara, 2023 is about facts and relatable history

January 2, 2023 Rafiu Ajakaye 0

Soft-spoken, easy-to-admit his human frailties, and not given to noisemaking, Kwara Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq speaks only to give a message or deliver a blow of maximum impacts to the target. That’s what he recently did when he flagged-off the campaign for Turaki Ngeri and APC Senatorial Candidate for Kwara Central Mallam Saliu Mustapha (MSM) in Ilorin. Remnants of the arrogant Read More

Five APC members die in Delta boat mishap 

December 22, 2022 Admin III 0

At least five members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta state were confirmed dead in a boat accident along the Gbaramatu-Warri River in the state Tuesday night. The victims were returning from the party’s governorship rally held in Okerenkoko and Ugborodo towns in Warri South west local government area of the state when a boat traveling in the Read More

Wanted notorious kidnap gang member nabbed in Ogun

December 18, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The men of the Ogun state police command have arrested another member of a notorious 12 kidnap gang who escaped into the Onigbedu forest in Ewekoro Local government area of the state. The suspect, Usman Aliyu, was arrested following a combing exercise embarked upon by the police after an information received at Ewekoro divisional headquarters that the suspect was sighted Read More

3 robbers arrested for snatching motorcycle in Ogun 

December 7, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate, who specialised in snatching motorcycles. The suspects, Daniel Akapo, Idowu Ajao Sunday, and Dare Olusegun, were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood, was being attacked by two men who pretended as passengers Read More

50-yr-old man arrested for strangling estranged lover in Oyo 

December 7, 2022 Admin III 0

 The Oyo state Police command has confirmed the arrest of a 50-year-old man, Joshua Oyebode, for allegedly strangling his 22-year-old lover, Bukola Ajala, to death in Ogbomoso area of the state. The state police spokesperson, SP Adewale Osifeso, paraded the suspect at the command headquarters in Eleyele, Ibadan Tuesday. Osifeso said preliminary investigation show that the accused lured the victim Read More

3 armed robbers arrested for snatching motorcycle in Ogun

December 6, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Men of Ogun state Police Command have arrested three members of a robbery syndicate, who specialized in snatching motorcycle from the owners.  The suspects, Daniel Akapo, Idowu Ajao Sunday, and Dare Olusegun, were arrested following a distress call received by policemen attached to Ago Iwoye divisional headquarters, that a motorcyclist, one Shefiu Moshood was being attacked by two men who Read More

Police confirm kidnap of Benue commissioner 

December 5, 2022 John Shiaondo 0

The Benue state Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Chief Ekpe Ogbu, was Sunday evening kidnapped by some yet to be identified gunmen. The commissioner, Blueprint learnt, was kidnapped at about 4pm together with two  other persons at the Adankari junction along Ado – Otukpo road known for notorious criminal activities. Those kidnapped along with the commissioner were said to Read More

In Anambra, Police nab Kidnap kingpin, 7 years after 

November 30, 2022 Okechukwu Onuegbu 0

Anambra Police Command, Wednesday, said it have arrested a suspected kidnap kingpin, Mr Matthew Nwankwo, who has been on the run for over seven years. The Assistant Police Commissioner, Mr Joseph Agugoesi, who disclosed this in Awka, noted that the suspect who was declared wanted seven years ago, was a member of a notorious kidnap gang that has been terrorising Read More

Bandits kidnap 4-day-old twins, 19 others in Zamfara 

November 20, 2022 Sanusi Muhammad 0

No fewer than 20 people  were kidnapped in Daura town in Zurmi local government area of Zamfara state, a day after the Commissioner for Information   said security in the state has improved. A resident of the town identified as Malam Haruna Ahmad Dauran in an interview with Blueprint via telephone call has said bandits invaded the town at around 8:30 Read More

Gunmen abduct Kwara cleric, son, sibling, demand N100m ransom

November 20, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Gunmen struck at Oko- Olowo, a surbub of Ilorin, Kwara state capital in the early hours of Saturday and abducted three persons. The victims are a young cleric, Alfa Sofiu Amolegbe, his son, Aliyu and his sibling, Fansasi. Blueprint gathered that the trio were attacked at their private residence in Oko- Olowo along Ilorin- Jebba expressway after the suspected kidnappers removed Read More

In Katsina, Masari earmarks N2.6bn for 13, 315 banditry victims

November 17, 2022 Hamidu Sabo 0

  Katsina state government has concluded plans to distribute over N2.6 billion for the rehabilitation of 13,315 affected victims of banditry and other negative vices in the 11 frontline local government areas of the state. The Special Adviser on Higher Education, Dr Bashir Usman Ruwangodiya, stated this while briefing newsmen on the resolutions reached at the 5th State Executive Council meeting Read More

Bamigboye: Kwara police arrests woman food supplier to Kidnappers, 3 others  

November 8, 2022 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Operatives of the Kwara state Police command Tuesday arrested four suspected kinappers including a woman who supplied foods  with which kidnappers feed their victims in captivity.  The four suspects according to the police, were arrested for the abduction of Magustrate Oladapo Jumoke Bamigboye, wife of former Military administrator of Osun and Bauchi state.  A statement by the state’s Police Public Read More

2 die from landmine attack in Kaduna 

November 4, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Two people were on Thursday killed in a landmine attack beleived to have been set by terrorists in Zangon Tofa, Chikun local government area of Kaduna state, Kaduna state government has said.   A statement on Thursday evening signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan said Governor Nasir el-Rufai has sent a condolence Read More

Rescue all kidnapped victims, Buhari orders security chiefs

April 21, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

In the midst of rising nationwide security challenges, President Muhammadu Buhari has directed military and security agencies to immediately rescue all those held hostage by kidnappers and terrorists. National Security Adviser (NSA) Major-General Babagana Monguno(retd) disclosed this Thursday in Abuja while briefing State House correspondents at the end of Security Council meeting presided over by President Buhari. “The President spoke about Read More

Zango Kataf: How gunmen invaded Kaduna communities killed 13, razed 40 houses in fresh attack

January 30, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked Atak Mawai in Zaman Dabo village and Kurmin Masara both in Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf local government area of Kaduna state, killing 13 people including a preteen boy. Kaduna state government however confirmed that 11 residents were killed, and some inflicted with gunshot injuries.  Several people were injured in the attack just as 40 houses Read More

Many Kano-bound traders ‘kidnapped’ along Birnin Gwari highway

January 13, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

    Several traders travelling to Kano from Birnin Gwari local government area of Kaduna state were allegedly abducted on Wednesday by bandits along the Birnin Gwari – Kaduna highway.   The bandits were said to have blocked the highway between Birnin Gwari and Kaduna at Unguwar Yako forest where they abducted the traders who were travelling in a convoy. Though Read More

Driver bites off, swallows taskforce member’s finger in Ebonyi

November 16, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha 0

A commercial driver Tuesday bite off finger of a member of the state taskforce team in Ebonyi state to escape arrest. The driver did not just bite off the finger of the taskforce man identified as Iboko Kenneth but he equally swallowed it, Blueprint reports.The incident occurred at Onuebonyi junction in Abakaliki metropolis when the state Ministry of Capital City Development and its taskforce Read More

UNILORIN: 400-level student attacks, inflicts injury on female lecturer

November 14, 2021 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

A 400-level male student of the department of microbiology, faculty of life sciences, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), has allegedly attacked his female lecturer, Mrs Rahmat Zakariyyah, inflicting bodily injury on her.  Blueprint gathered that the incident occurred on Thursday at the institution.However, the affected lecturer according to the university authority, is now said to be in stable condition and recuperating.The student, Read More

Mass burial for victims of fuel tanker explosion in Freetown

November 9, 2021 Admin III 0

The 115 people killed in Friday’s massive fuel tanker explosion in Sierra Leone are being buried in a mass ceremony in the capital, Freetown. Many of the dead were burnt beyond recognition after fuel leaked before catching fire at a busy junction. The authorities have also made an urgent appeal for blood donations to treat more than 100 burn victims Read More

Capacity of terror groups largely degraded – Air Chief

November 5, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has said the capacity of terror groups in the country has largely and significantly been degraded. He however, noted that the threat posed by terrorism would require a far greater and comprehensive approach in collaboration with contiguous states and international partners. A statement by spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force Read More

Still on vandalism of critical assets

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

Critical national assets are under threat of vandalism from criminals who are bent on running the government aground. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece takes a probing look at the scenario. Recently, President Muhammadu Buhari, worried by the activities of vandals especially in the Niger Delta region, expressed concerns over the attacks on national assets like pipelines and other oil installations; a Read More

Breaking: Police confirm rescue of kidnapped UNIABUJA lecturers, others

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

The abducted University of Abuja (UNIABUJA) lecturers and others staff have been rescued, according to the Police. The spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command DSP Josephine Adeh who confirmed the development said all the six abducted persons have been rescued and reunited with their families. She said: “The FCT Police Command wishes to inform members of the public Read More