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G4S Security/Information update 17th August 2022

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Gunmen attack Imo market, kill motorcyclist

On Tuesday, a commercial motorcyclist was killed when gunmen attacked a market in Ogbaku, a community in Imo State’s Mbaitoli Local Government Area in the country’s south-east.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the market in a Sienna vehicle and shot the victim to death.

The incident occurred while the Inspector-General of Police was at Government House Owerri to inaugurate the state government’s purchase of 12 armoured personnel carriers to combat insecurity in the state.

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Police raid IPOB camp, exhume corpse of missing officer

Enugu State police said they killed a gunman in a forest at Agu-Ibeje, Enugu-Ezike, a community in the state’s Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the state’s police spokesperson on Tuesday. He claimed that the gunman was killed when police raided a camp deep within the forest.

The suspects in the camp were members of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). The raid, described as tactical and intelligence-driven, was carried out between August 11 and 12, according to a police spokesperson, and was carried out in response to a directive from the state’s Commissioner of Police.

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Polytechnic management visits family of slain student

The administration of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic in Abeokuta, Ogun State, has paid a condolence visit to the family of the slain female student.

The Rector of the institution, along with other top management personnel, paid a visit to the deceased’s parents in Abeokuta, the capital city. The deceased, who won the institution’s beauty pageant on 3 August, was reportedly kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo, on 9 August.

The deceased’s body was said to have been discovered in the bush on the road along Iperu Remo on Thursday.

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Police intercept truck conveying motorcycles, persons to Osun

On Monday, police in Osun State intercepted an unregistered truck transporting 12 people and 14 suspected stolen motorcycles to the state.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday in Osogbo by the state police spokesperson, the unmarked truck was intercepted at Oke-Odo in Osogbo. On Monday, around 3.30 p.m. Police received information that an unregistered truck was transporting some suspected persons from the northern part of the country to the state.

The suspected truck was intercepted by police at Oke-Odo, and when the truck was searched, 14 men were arrested because they could not provide a reasonable explanation for their reason for coming to the state.

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Four teenagers drown in Lagos beach

According to the police spokesperson, four teenagers drowned on Tuesday at Elegushi Beach in Lekki, Lagos.

According to a statement signed for the management by Ayuba Elegushi, the deceased were among ten students who went to the beach to celebrate their success in the West African Examination Council School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The teenagers ignored the authority’s warning about a particular section of the beach while at the beach. The boys took a detour and went to an unmanned section of the beach area to swim.

Unfortunately, about ten of them were on the verge of drowning before beach security officers arrived, and six of them were rescued alive, while four were still missing.

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Armed forces kill terrorist kingpins in three geo-political zones

Scores of terrorist kingpins have been killed by Nigerian security forces in the North-east, North-west, and North-central geopolitical zones.

The claim was made by the Chief of Air Staff, an air marshal, on Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholders meeting on Communicating government policies, programs, and activities.

He stated that operations carried out in recent weeks via various airstrikes and ground attacks yielded results due to effective synergy and collaboration among security agencies.

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EFCC recovers N1.4 billion for NHIS

According to the EFCC, it has recovered another N1.4 billion for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

The money is part of the funds that some commercial banks have fraudulently refused to transfer to the Treasury Single Account (TSA) since 2015, according to a statement issued by the EFCC’s spokesperson, on Tuesday.

NHIS was established in 2004 to provide social health insurance in Nigeria through an arrangement in which contributors’ health care services are paid from a common pool of funds contributed by scheme participants.

In January, the agency joined forces with the EFCC to improve digital transformation in health insurance.

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Buhari appoints coordinator for National Counter Terrorism Centre

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yaminu Musa, a retired Rear Admiral, as the first Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

The NCTC is established in the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) as the coordinating body for the country’s counter-terrorism and terrorism financing efforts.

According to the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022, the NCTC is also responsible for the coordination of counter-terrorism policies, strategies, plans, and assistance in the performance of the functions of the National Security Adviser (NSA).

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Lagos govt considers total ban of commercial motorcycles

The Lagos State Government has stated that it is considering a total ban on commercial motorcycles in all of the state’s local government areas.

The state Commissioner for Information and Strategy announced this at a forum to review the state’s ban on commercial motorcycles in certain areas.

On June 1, the state governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, banned the operation of commercial motorcycles in six local government areas and nine LCDAs.

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Armed men abduct six travellers in Kwara

On Monday, five armed men kidnapped six passengers on the Obbo-Ile/Osi highway in Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara South Senatorial District.

They were kidnapped around 2315 hours while riding in a Hummer bus. According to a statement issued by the state Police Command’s Public Relations Officer in Ilorin on Tuesday, four of the six travellers were successfully rescued.

He stated that upon receiving the information, detachments of conventional police officers, tactical teams, Vigilante, and Hunters were immediately dispatched to the area to search for, rescue, and apprehend the suspects.

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Amotekun parades suspected cultists, robbers in Ogun

In the last two weeks, the Ogun State Amotekun Corps has apprehended 11 notorious cultists from both the Aiye and Eiye Cult groups in various parts of the state.

According to reports, the arrested suspects were involved in cult clashes that resulted in the deaths of several people in Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, and Ijebu-Igbo.

According to a statement issued by the Amotekun Commander in Ogun on Tuesday, the men were also involved in robbery while dealing with illicit drugs including weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.

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Police parade suspected kidnappers, four others for pipeline vandalism

On Tuesday, the Bayelsa State Police Command paraded five notorious suspected kidnappers and oil pipeline vandals, including two brothers, who have terrorized and abducted innocent Bayelsans.

According to reports, the five suspects arrested in a suburb of Yenagoa, the state capital, and Nembe Bassambiri, in the state’s Nembe Local Government Area, were charged with pipeline vandalism, sea-piracy, kidnapping, and illegal oil bunkering.

The state’s Police Public Relations Officer told reporters on Tuesday at the police headquarters in Yenagoa that the briefing is based on the command’s recent successes in the fight against pipeline vandalism, illegal oil bunkering, and economic sabotage in Bayelsa State.

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Abductors of Nasarawa Commissioner demands ransom

According to family members, the kidnappers of the Nasarawa State Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism have demanded N100 million in ransom for the release of their victim from their den.

According to reports, the victim’s family offered the kidnappers N3.5 million, but the kidnappers insisted on N100 million, demanded the governor’s contact, which was not provided, and switched off their phone.

It would be recalled that the police confirmed the commissioner’s abduction at his residence in Nassarawa Evgon Local Government of the state on Monday around 9 p.m.

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Gen Adetuyi takes over as commander, 14 brigade Ohafia

Brigadier General Adegoke Adetuyi has been appointed as the 14th Commander of the Nigerian Army’s 14 Brigade Ohafia in Abia State.

Gen. Adetuyi took over from Brigadier General Abu-mawashi, who was redeployed, on Tuesday, August 16.

The handing over and taking over event took place at the Brigade Headquarters Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks in Ohafia, according to a press release from the 14 Brigade Public Relations Officer.

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Katsina, Borno, others at risk of high flooding

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NiMet, has predicted that excessive rainfall will cause flooding in the northern states of Katsina, Borno, Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, and Adamawa in August, September, and October this year.

The agency’s Director-General stated this yesterday while speaking to journalists at NiMet’s headquarters in Abuja. Parts of Kebbi, Zamfara, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Taraba, and Yobe states, he says, are at medium risk of flooding during the same period.

He also identified the South-Western states of Lagos, Ogun, Osun, Oyo, and parts of Ekiti and Edo as having normal to abnormal rainfall during the same time period.

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9 die, 13 injured in Bauchi auto crash

The Bauchi State Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed the deaths of nine people in an auto accident on Monday at Kwanan Shettu on the Postikum-Azare expressway in Bauchi.

The accident, which involved a DAF trailer and a commercial Toyota Hiace, was said to have injured 13 other people.

The speed limit violation was cited as the most likely cause of the accident .

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NCC warns corporate organisations against malware

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has urged businesses to strengthen their cybersecurity measures in order to prevent ransomware attacks on their corporate networks.

To prevent this type of attack, the NCC computer security incident response team, CSIRT, recently stated that organisations should ensure their employees use strong passwords, enable multi-factor authentication (2FA), and ensure regular system backups.

The advisory was issued after hackers using the Yanluowang ransomware reportedly gained access to Cisco’s network by hijacking an employee’s personal Google account, which contained credentials synced from their browser.

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27 Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims incapacitated

The publisher of the Desert Herald and a negotiator involved in the rescue of Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims, has expressed concern about the deteriorating health condition of the remaining victims.

In March 2022, over 60 train passengers were kidnapped after several others were killed or injured. According to the negotiator, most of the victims are now sick as a result of the rainy season.

It was reported that their kidnappers demanded the release of their colleagues and family members in various detention centres across the country, among other things, before releasing the abducted victims. Despite the federal government’s claim last week that it had met all of the terrorists’ demands, the terrorists have continued to target their victims.

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Lagos policemen allegedly shoot motorcyclist, drive corpse away

There was outrage Tuesday evening after some unidentified police officers allegedly shot a motorcyclist and drove away with his body.

The incident is said to have occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Olayiwola street, social club junction, Abule egba, Lagos.

According to a local source, the policemen drove the corpse away after the incident.

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Total blackout looms as Nigerian electricity workers threaten strike

Nigeria’s electricity supply crisis may worsen as organised labour instructs power sector workers to go on strike indefinitely over pending labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) converged on the TCN headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

The workers were upset because the Federal Government of Nigeria allegedly failed to pay the entitlement of former employees of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.

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FG announces partial closure of Marine Bridge in Lagos

The Federal Government plans to partially close the Apapa Marine Bridge for another round of emergency repairs.

The rehabilitation is being carried out in stages, according to the acting Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State.

The Acting Federal Controller confirmed that the bridge’s worn out expansion joints and bearings would be replaced. The Corbel, the weight-bearing portions of a bridge built into the walls to absorb load pressure, will also be repaired.

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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 13th August to 15th August 2022, 144 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as
  • stated on the official website of NCDC.
  •  
  • Till date, 262664 cases have been confirmed, 256334 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
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  • The 144 new cases are reported from 9 States- Lagos (101), Abia (13), Akwa Ibom (10), FCT (9), Kano (5), Kaduna (3), Bauchi (1), Ekiti (1) and Plateau (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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