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G4S Security/Information update 17th March 2022

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INFORMATION BULLETIN 17TH MARCH, 2022.

MILITARY ACTION

NIGER STATE

Security operatives neutralize 100 bandits, recover 50 motorcycles in Niger.

The Niger State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Emmanuel Umar, on Thursday, said over 100 bandits were neutralized while 50 motorcycles were recovered during an operation in Bangi, Mariga Local Government Area the state.

Umar stated that the attackers had moved from Nasko, where they killed the Divisional Police Officer and other security operatives on Tuesday, to launch another attack on Bangi, Mariga Local Government, in the same axis.

He said the bandits, in their numbers, wanted to invade the local government headquarters around 6 pm on Wednesday but were countered by the quick intervention of the joint security forces.

According to him, a joint security operation consisting of the Nigerian Army, the police and members of the Niger State Vigilante Corps on Wednesday evening repelled the attack.

https://dailypost.ng/2022/03/17/security-operatives-neutralise-100-bandits-recover-50-motorcycles-in-niger/

FCT, ABUJA

Police engage kidnappers in Abuja, rescue victims, recover dangerous weapons.

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has rescued one Sani Dauje who was abducted by a kidnap syndicate at the Dobi Kwalita in Gwagwalada area of the nation’s capital.

In a statement issued and made available to our reporter on Thursday, the FCT Police spokesperson, Josephine Adeh said prior to the rescue, the officers of the command, upon intelligence on the gathering of the assailants, engaged the kidnappers in a gun duel.

She said the officers, who were aided by military personnel of 176 battalion and the local vigilante, were able to repel the kidnappers and arrested one 18-year-old suspect, Usman Babangida.

According to the statement, the security agents recovered two fireArms with breach numbers 56-128031015, both with twenty-one (21) and twenty-three (23) rounds of live ammunition, respectively, saying the weapons are currently in the custody of the military operatives.

The statement added that the suspect is currently at the State Criminal Investigation Department as Monitoring continues in the area to apprehend fleeing members of the criminal syndicate.

“The Commissioner of Police, FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, while attributing the recorded success to the rendition of timely, precise and accurate information, enjoins the good people of the Territory not to relent in supporting the police in the above regard, as he registers once again, the command’s unflinching commitment to the fight against crime and criminality in the Territory.

“The Command, therefore, enjoins the residents to maximize the availability of the following numbers for the rendition of information: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653 and 08028940883. This is to sustain a relatively peaceful FCT for all and sundry”, the PPRO added.

https://dailypost.ng/2022/03/17/police-engage-kidnappers-in-abuja-rescue-victim-recover-dangerous-weapons/

IMO STATE

Gunmen kill 2 prison officers in Imo.

Gunmen, yesterday, killed two officers of the Nigeria Prisons in Imo State.It was gathered that the gunmen, who laid an ambush, launched the attack on the Okigwe town of the state.

A source said the gunmen detonated an Improvised Explosive Device, IED, on the officers, who were in Hilux vans of Operation Search and Flush, a security outfit established by the state government, resulting in two of them dying on the spot, while others sustained injuries.

The source said: “Two Hilux vans of prison officers were on Wednesday morning attacked by gunmen at Umulolo Okigwe.

“Their attackers threw dynamites into their vehicles. Two officers were killed on the spot while others were rushed to the hospital, while one Hilux van was destroyed by the dynamite, the other was not affected.

“They were from Owerri area in the morning and on reaching Okigwe, the gunmen who had laid siege ambushed them.”

Contacted, spokesperson of the state command of the center, Goodluck Uboegbulem, said they were still accessing the situation.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/03/gunmen-kill-2-prison-officers-in-imo-2/

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

  • On the 17th of March, 2022, 91 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
  • Till date, 255,092 cases have been confirmed, 249,457 cases have been discharged, and 3,142 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  • The 91 new cases are reported from 9 States- Lagos (32), FCT (24), Ekiti (22), Rivers (6), Delta (2), Jigawa (2), Kaduna (1), Oyo (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 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 sanitiser if no water and soap are available.

Source: G4S Security Nigeria

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