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G4S Security/Information update 16th June 2022

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Police arrest 87 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, kidnappers, Others in North-East Nigeria.

At least, 87 persons are in police custody for alleged terrorism, abductions, rape and culpable homicide in North-East Nigeria, SaharaReporters learnt on Wednesday.

According to the Borno State Police command, some of the suspects arrested were found with lethal firearms and have been charged with criminal offenses including cattle rustling.

Parading the suspects on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the state police commissioner, Abdu Umar disclosed that the suspects were arrested in Maiduguri metropolis, Jere, Konduga, Gwoza and Hauwul councils and
some parts of Adamawa and Taraba states.

Umar said, “The Police arrested five terror suspects and recovered 3 gun trucks, machine guns and two AK-47 rifles with live ammunition.”

He added that the suspects had links to Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists.

He noted that investigations were in progress, as some of the suspects were in the custody of the military.

He added that “6 suspects were arrested on May 30, 2022, for alleged kidnappings in Borno, Adamawa and Taraba states.

“The police crack team stormed a Rural Grazing Area (RUGA) in Njimtilo area of Maiduguri, some of them are leaders of kidnap syndicates in the North-East.

“They are Abubakar Ali of Njimtilo, who also specialized in cattle rustling and also harbored criminals in the community.”

The police commissioner added that Abdul Isa, Bala Musa, Abdullahi Bukar, Garba Usman and Jordi Garba were also arrested for kidnapping, cattle rustling and receiving stolen property.

He further disclosed that all the suspects had confessed to their alleged crimes, including theft of armored cables.


Gunmen kill three, adduct others in Niger.

Unknown gunmen killed three persons on Wednesday night while an unspecified number of people were kidnapped in Maguzawa community in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state.

A source told DAILY POST that most of those abducted were women and children, explaining that many residents fled their homes to Kagara and Pandogari communities in Niger State and
Birnin Gwari town in Kaduna State.

According to the source, Maguzawa is about 25km from Kagara town in Niger State and 12km from Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.

He explained that the attack on Maguzawa came less than 48 hours after bandits killed about five persons and many others were abducted in a raid of the Gidigore community also in
Rafi Local Government, on Tuesday night.

According to the source, “In Maguzawa, three persons were slaughtered and an unspecified number of people were kidnapped and some people have fled. We have seen three corpses so
far and they were slaughtered. We don’t know the number of people they went away with for now.”

The source further explained that for the past three weeks, many communities in Rafi had been under the siege of bandits.

He stated that a resident, Ibrahim Ahmad’s brother, was among those kidnapped on Tuesday night, explaining that many people had fled their homes to Kagara and Pandogari in Niger
State and Birnin Gwari in Kaduna State.

The source noted that in less than three weeks, they have witnessed about 10 different attacks on various communities in the local government, adding that before the Tuesday attack,
last two weeks, bandits attacked Gulbi, Unguwan-Jaye and Kusherki communities where eight persons were killed and 36 others kidnapped while one person was seriously injured.

“As I speak to you, they have demanded N50 million for the first set of people they kidnapped,” he explained.

He explained that several houses and properties belonging to peasant farmers were set ablaze during Tuesday’s attack that lasted several hours without any help from the security

He stressed the need for humanitarian support from government, organizations, and individuals, especially food and children wear to cushion the hardship of natives that have lost
all their belongings.

According to him, Gidigore community where the latest attack was recorded, is a few kilometers away from Birnin Gwari town, Kaduna State, where the bandits have carried out several
attacks leading to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

DSP Wasiu Abiodun, the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, confirmed the attack on Didigore but could not ascertain the latest attack.

According to him, during the attack, about three persons lost their lives and a yet-to-be ascertained number of victims were abducted, while two houses were set ablaze.


Suspected Fulani herdsmen overrun Enugu LGA.

No less than Four Indigenes of Ikem community in Isi-Uzo local government area of Enugu state have been abducted in the past two weeks with different sums of ransom paid for their

The victims include the Catechist of Saint James Catholic Church, Ishioroto-Ikem Mr. Lawrence Ndu; an Italy based evangelist, Mr. Emeka Odo and his brother Ikechukwu Odo; and the
most recent victim, Ejike Agbodo, a bus driver who was kidnapped while on commercial duty along Ikem- Benue state road.

Narrating his experience, the Italy-based Evangelist, Emeka Odo disclosed that the over 10 kidnappers who abducted them along Ikem- Obollo Afor road were all Fulani terrorists that
welded AK-47.

Odo who quickly went back to his base shortly after he regained freedom, narrated that they were flagged down in their car, commandeered into the bush and were taken through bush
tracks to Eha-Amufu and Benue state border, adding that they paid ransom before they were set free.

Odo said that his abductors spoke Hausa and Fulfulde language, stating that most of them came from Niger republic.

He also disclosed that some Indigenes of the community have connived with the kidnappers to carry out the abductions.

“They told us that they own all bush paths from Delta to all parts of South East and that they do anything they want to do,” Odo told Vanguard.

He stated that even people from Benue state who were kidnapped were brought to their bush camp in Eha-Amufu Enugu state,, where he said the kidnappers have sacked the Indigenes.

The bus driver who was kidnapped on Tuesday has not been seen as at the time of this report.

Enugu state Police Public Relations Officer, Daniel Ndukwe could not pick his calls to confirm the several abductions in Isi-Uzo local government area.


·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.


  • From 14th to 15th June 2022, 63 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date,
  • 256,467
  • cases have been confirmed,
  • 250,154
  • cases have been discharged, and 3,144 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal
  • Capital Territory.

  • The 63 new cases are reported from 3 States- Lagos (50), Kano (11), and FCT (2)


  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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