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G4S Security/Information update 11th August 2022

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Daily Security Information Update

11th August, 2022


Train Attack: Gunmen release six family members

The family of a former military administrator of Kano has been freed by the gunmen who ambushed a train headed for Kaduna in March and abducted some of the passengers.

The victims were among the railway passengers that were kidnapped. After the intervention of a Kaduna-based cleric, the hostages were released.

According to the cleric’s spokesperson, the abductors released the six family members and another woman.

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Immigration officer killed by gunmen in Jigawa

On Tuesday, gunmen killed one immigration officer and injured two others in Jigawa State’s Magari Local Government Area.

The Maigatari council area is located on the Nigeria-Niger Republic border. The incident occurred near the town’s Galadi-Birniwa axis, about 70 kilometres from the local government’s headquarters.

The bandits arrived at the patrol base on two motorcycles and immediately opened fire on the Immigration staff who were on patrol, killing one of them.

The commandant of the Nigeria Immigration Service’s Jigawa State Command told reporters that his men engaged the gunmen in a firefight, forcing them to flee.

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DHQ clarifies statement on Owo church attack

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has clarified the Chief of Defence Staff’s statement on the arrest of the masterminds of the recent church attack in Owo, Ondo state.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the DHQ stated that only one of the five recently arrested terrorists was linked to the Owo church attack.

On Tuesday in Ondo State, the Chief of Defence Staff announced that five masterminds of the June 5 massacre in the state had been apprehended by security operatives.

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No soldier was shot, police counter army’s claim

The Lagos Police Department has denied the Nigerian Army’s claim that its officers shot a soldier during a clash in the state last Thursday.

According to a statement issued by the police spokesperson in Lagos on Wednesday, the soldiers attacked its officers unprovoked and kidnapped two of them.

The immediate past General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Nigerian Army, stated on Tuesday that preliminary investigations revealed that the police officer fired at the soldier during the altercation, clipping him in the ear but narrowly missing his vital parts. He claimed that the other soldiers reacted to the police officer’s shot by beating the officer to death.

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Terrorists kidnap mother, four children in Kaduna

On Tuesday night, bandits kidnapped the daughter-in-law of a Professor and Convener of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and her four children.

On Wednesday, the Professor confirmed the abduction of the victims in Zaria, saying his daughter-in-law and her four children were kidnapped by the bandits. According to him, the daughter is his son’s wife, and her father is the Yakawada village head.

According to reports, the bandits invaded Yakawada village in Kaduna State’s Giwa Local Government Area on Tuesday night, went straight to the village head’s residence, and took the victims to their forest.

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Mob arrests notorious phones snatchers in Yola

Nemesis apprehended three youths in Yola, the capital of Adamawa State, after they stole someone’s phone but were apprehended as they tried to flee and their tricycle was damaged.

Two of the youths and their tricycle have been apprehended, while the third has yet to be apprehended.

The boys, two of the 38 suspects paraded by the Commissioner of Police on Tuesday, had stormed the scene of the crime in a tricycle and saw their victim seated in front of her shop, busy with her phone.

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NDLEA seizes N30m worth of Cannabis

In Nasarawa State, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized 1,659 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa worth N30 million.

On Wednesday in Lafia, the State Commander of the NDLEA stated that on Tuesday morning, officers intercepted a J5 Boxer vehicle travelling from Ogere in Ogun State to Bauchi in Bauchi State. He claimed that when the driver and another occupant of the vehicle spotted operatives from a distance, they disembarked and fled. He stated that the operatives, suspicious of the vehicle loaded with goods, apprehended the driver who attempted to flee.

He went on to say that during their search, the operatives discovered 1,556 compressed bread-like parcels of Cannabis Sativa weighing 1,659 kilograms hidden behind pineapple fruits loaded in the vehicle.

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Residents flee as robbers take over Lagos-Ibadan road

Few hours after Ogun State Police Command denied reports that 20 people were kidnapped at the Kara bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, armed robbers took control of the axis on Wednesday.

Criminals stormed the long bridge, forcing motorists, traders, and residents to flee for their lives. The robbers were said to have taken people’s phones, cash, and other valuables at gunpoint.

According to the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, the Commissioner of Police had ordered 24-hour surveillance of the highway, and eyewitnesses reported that the hoodlums had a field day because there was no one to challenge them.

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Police foil kidnap of expatriate in Jigawa

A kidnapping attempt on an expatriate working at a tomato company in Birniwa Local Government Area was foiled by police in Jigawa State.

The Command’s spokesman confirmed this in a press release. He claimed that about 20 gunmen on motorcycles attacked the Tomatoes company in Birniwa town in an attempt to kidnap the expatriate.

He explained that the kidnappers began shooting sporadically and exchanged gunfire with police officers on duty, but the attempt was foiled and the assailants escaped into a nearby bush.

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Notorious cultist arraigned in court in Osogbo

A wanted cultist has been charged in Osun State.

On Wednesday, the cultist was brought before the Chief Magistrate of the Osogbo Magistrate Court by the police. The suspected cultist was charged with nine counts of attempted murder, unlawfully killing two people, disturbing the public peace, cultism, and other offenses.

The Police Prosecutors charge sheet was not read in court because the Magistrate did not accept the suspected cultist’s plea. The Chief Magistrate also ordered that the duplicate case file be sent to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

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NSCDC declares war on bandits, other criminals

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) declared a total war on bandits and other criminals terrorizing the country on Wednesday.

According to the Director of Public Relations, one of the Corps’ functions is to protect lives and property, and as such, it must go to any length to ensure that citizens’ lives are protected against all types of criminals.

As a result, the Corps assured citizens that the Corps’ scientific synergy and collaboration with other security agencies would soon yield positive results.

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NDLEA arrest four suspects, seize drugs in Kogi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kogi State has apprehended four suspects.

The suspects were found with 456.8 kg of illegal drugs, according to the Agency. The 456.8kg illicit drugs, including exol-5, codeine, and cannabis sativa, were seized between July 30 and August 3, according to the State Commander of NDLEA, who stated in Lokoja on Tuesday.

According to him, 229.8kg of the 456.8kg drugs seized are cannabis sativa, 190kg are codeine, and 20.6 kg are exol-5, all of which were intercepted by crack intelligence officers and forwarded to the Agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

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EFCC arrests 22 suspected fraudsters in Abuja

In Abuja, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested 22 suspected internet fraudsters.

They were apprehended within the Brains and Hammers Estate in the capital city’s Life Camp neighbourhood. According to the EFCC, the arrest was made in response to actionable intelligence on their alleged internet fraud activities.

Seven vehicles, laptop computers, mobile phones, and other items were recovered.

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Owo Attack: Two more suspects nabbed in Ondo

The Military High Command announced on Thursday that two more ISWAP terrorists who took part in the gruesome massacre of over 40 worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo on June 5, 2022, had been apprehended.

The Director of Defence Information announced this in a statement. He stated that the suspects were apprehended on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at Omialafara (Omulafa), Ose Local Government Area, Ondo State, through the joint efforts of the military and DSS.

It is the avowed commitment of the leadership of the military, Nigeria Police, DSS, and other security agencies to work in synergy to enthrone peace and security throughout the country, he added.

Click on the link for more information. Owo Attack: Two more suspects nabbed in Ondo

Dismissed DPO, 59 Others Jailed for Drug Trafficking

A former Divisional Police Officer (DPO), and his accomplice are among the 61 suspects convicted and sentenced to various prison terms in Niger State for drug trafficking.

The pair will each spend 24 months in the Minna Correctional Centre for possessing 168kG of cannabis sativa.

The conviction of the dismissed DPO is the highest level of convictions recorded by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) Niger State Command between January and July of this year.

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Why I dismissed three Police officers, others – IGP

The Inspector General of Police has stated that the recent dismissal of three police officers, which has been trending on social media, was due to acts of indiscipline.

The IGP stated this during a meeting with men and officers from the Gombe Police Command during a three-day State visit, warning police to be cautious about how they use social media and the places they visit due to the country’s security situation.

He praised the cordial relationship between the state’s regimented organisations, saying it is worthy of imitation.

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Misconduct; Two Police officers arrested

Two police officers were arrested and detained on the direction of Command CP.

The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed the arrest of two of its personnel for allegedly searching the phones of some civilians in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Saturday. Under the guise of a stop and search, the two officers were caught on camera searching the phones of some young men.

The video quickly went viral, prompting the state’s Commissioner of Police to order their arrest.

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Security and Safety Tips

  • 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 before travelling to these high-risk regions of Nigeria.

 

COVID-19

  • From 28th July to 1st August 2022, 496 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.
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  • Till date, 261473 cases have been confirmed, 254953 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
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  • The 496 new cases are reported from 15 States- Lagos (171), Rivers (155), FCT (73), Delta (41), Kaduna (23), Oyo (7), Nasarawa (6), Cross River (5), Ekiti (4), Kano (4), Niger (2), Plateau (2), Abia (1), Bauchi (1), and Bayelsa (1)

COVID-19 Safety Measures

  1. Use of non-physical greetings.
  2. Maintain at least 2 meters (6 feet) of 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 is 0800 970 000 0010. Do not self-medicate.
  4. Persons with a persistent cough or sneezing should stay 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 sanitiser if no water and soap are available.

Monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Monkeypox is endemic in Nigeria

On May 26th, 2022, a monkeypox National Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) was activated by the government of Nigeria in response to the risk assessment conducted, which put Nigeria at high risk for a Monkeypox outbreak.

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