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G4S Security/Information update 10th May 2022

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Five dead, 41 injured as rain, thunderstorm hits Damaturu.

No fewer than five people were confirmed dead, with 41 persons sustaining various degrees of injuries on Monday, presently admitted at the Specialist Hospital, Damaturu Yobe State
following a heavy downpour of rainfall and thunderstorm.

Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) Dr. Mohammed Goje confirmed the incident to our Correspondent in Damaturu on Tuesday.

According to him “SEMA responded to victims of Building collapse due to heavy wind storms and rainfall”.

“Search and rescue team of Yobe State Emergency Management Agency SEMA on 9th May 2022 responded to a distress call by good samaritans and supported the evacuation of Victims to
Yobe State Specialist Hospital”.

He revealed that “a total of 41 victims are from 6 different Communities/Locations (1.Waziri Ibrahim Extension, 2. Abbari Extension, 3. NayiNawa, 4. Pompomari, 5. House of Assembly
quarters, Gujba Road, and 6. Maisandari) were evacuated and unfortunately 5 died (2 boys, 1 adult woman, 2 girls)”.

Goje added that all victims are receiving treatment free and already 23 were discharged from the Hospital.

Checks revealed that the thunderstorm fell on a 22-year-old Goni Kallumi of Tsamiyan Lilo, Damaturu leading to death. Visit to Nayinawa Bulabulin showed the effects of the windstorm
on the electric poles with so many houses affected by the flood, mostly mud houses.

Buni Commiserates With Victims

Meanwhile, the Governor of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni, has commiserated with the families of five persons who died from building collapse following heavy rainstorm in Damaturu yesterday.

Governor Buni who spoke through the Director-General Press and Media Affairs, Mamman Mohammed described the incident as sad and unfortunate, and said it is the will of Almighty Allah.

“It is very sad to lose the victims in this very unfortunate natural disaster but that is the time decreed by the Almighty.

“We pray to Allah (SWT) to forgive their shortcomings and to grant their families the fortitude to bear the loss” Governor Buni prayed.

He also sympathized with those who sustained injuries and prayed for their quick recovery.

The Governor directed the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) to ensure treatment of those who sustained various degrees of injuries and to provide the victims with emergency
relief materials to cushion their hardships.



Kaduna residence laments household theft, asks El Rufai to intervene.

Kaduna State residents have called on Governor Nasir El-Rufai and security chiefs to address the rising number of household thieves in the state.

Residents of Kurmin Gwari, Kakuri, General pump and Kakuri bus-stop, Sabon Tasha, and Maraban Rido in Chikun and Kaduna South local government areas, while weeping over bandit attacks,
said they cannot sleep in the night because of household criminals.

According to a resident in Kurmin Gwari, a police officer who did not want his name mentioned, “they came while we were fast asleep, tied our doors, went straight to the kitchen
where I usually park my motorcycle, took it away, stoves, plates and even pot we are using in cooking food.”

Also, a resident in Kagoro Street, Kurmin Gwari, said on Monday, while it was raining and his family was inside their room, thieves made away with their grinding machine, meter,
knife and toilet bucket.

A newly-wedded couple in Sabon Tasha also told DAILY POST that on Yakasi street, some thieves made away with the wrappers the bride used during her traditional wedding as well as
other belongings around 1 a.m.

Dr. Musa Abdullah, a resident in Kurmin Gwari, called on Governor El-Rufai to beam his searchlights on household thieves, as they may graduate to be armed robbers and bandits, adding
that learning to steal may force them to embrace banditry and other vices.

Arc Shuaibu Akpa Onitcha Igo, called on security agents to help tackle the incident of kidnapping, killing and demand for ransom. He blamed the Federal Government for the increase
in several attacks.

“The unemployed youths are too many for the government to control, or provide them employment opportunities,” he said.

According to him, if farmers are protected, allowed to go back to the farm, youths are engaged, everybody doing one thing or the other, no criminal will penetrate Kurmi Gwari without


·Individuals are advised to remain vigilant, vary daily schedules and itineraries, and refrain from sharing personal information with unknown persons to limit the risk of being targeted by potential kidnappers.


·The Security situation in Nigeria remains complex. G4S Professional security advice and support should be sought for personal and corporate security and before traveling to these high-risk regions of Nigeria.


  • On the 10th of May, 2022, 6 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date,
  • 255,802
  • cases have been confirmed,
  • 249,936
  • cases have been discharged, and 3,143 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal
  • Capital Territory.

  • The 6 new cases are reported from 3 States- Rivers (3), Lagos (2) and FCT (1)


  1. Use of non-physical greetings.
  2. Maintain at least 2 meters (6 feets) physical distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
  3. Stay home if you feel unwell with symptoms like fever, NCDC’s 24/7 toll- free number 0800 970 000 0010. Do not self -medicate.
  4. Persons with a persistent cough or sneezing, should also stay at home until they recover.
  5. Avoid crowded spaces such as open markets, crowded supermarkets and pharmacies.
  6. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use an alcohol-based sanitizer if no water and soap is available.



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