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G4S Security/Information update 18th July 2022

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Kaduna: Bandits kidnap pregnant woman and seven others

On Sunday morning, gunmen suspected of being bandits stormed the community of Lema in Mando-Kaduna and kidnapped eight people, including a pregnant woman and her sick mother.

Lema community is directly opposite the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in Igabi Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

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Anambra: Gunmen abduct four travellers

Four tourists were kidnapped by alleged gunmen in Anambra State on Sunday.

Near the Nise market in the Awka South local government district, a few miles from the Governor’s lodge in Amawbia, the incident occurred on Sunday around 3 p.m. According to a source, the hoodlums’ operation lasted for roughly 30 minutes.

The suspects burnt their Hilux vehicle and made away with a SUV belonging to their victims.

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Jigawa: gunmen killed two, kidnapped one

Unknown gunmen killed two people and injured two others while attempting to kidnap their target in Jigawa State’s Malam Madori local government area.

According to a resident, the incident occurred on Thursday night when hoodlums stormed the village and kidnapped one person at his home.

The state police spokesman confirmed the incident.

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In Adamawa, Police apprehend fake military officer

On July 17, while on intensive surveillance patrol, men from the Adamawa State Police Command attached to Girei Divisional Police Headquarters apprehended a 22-year-old man posing as a military personnel to threaten and extort money from members of the public.

The suspect admitted to dressing up as a military man and threatening and extorting a tricycle operator for an alleged traffic rule violation last month.

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Terrorists Target Plateau State Residents

During an ambush, bandits suspected of being terrorists attacked a team of soldiers at Zurak Kampani, Wase local government area, Plateau State.

Terrorists attacked the community while residents were engaged in market activities, killing one soldier and injuring another, according to the report

According to the report, the bandits stormed Pinau village in the same local government area the day before the ambush and rustled over 500 cattle.

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Ondo: Eight dead, five injured in an auto crash

On Saturday, no fewer than eight people were killed in an automobile accident on the Ondo-Ore highway.

A commercial space bus and a truck were involved in the accident, which occurred on the Ajue axis of the road in Odigbo Local Government Area of the State.

According to eyewitnesses, the commercial space bus was traveling from the Akure end of the road when it collided with an Ore-bound truck carrying cows.

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Bauchi: Flood wreaks havoc

Flooding has wreaked havoc in 13 communities in Bauchi State’s Darazo Headquarters of the Darazo Local Government Area.

The Bauchi State Emergency Management Agency’s (BASEMA) Acting Director General confirmed the incident on Saturday in Bauchi while answering reporters’ questions.

He also stated that emergency personnel will visit the town on Sunday to assess the extent of the damage done to the surrounding communities in order to assist them.

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In Zamfara: over 100 bandits attend the turbaning of their leader

On Saturday, over 100 bandits attended the turbaning ceremony of a bandit kingpin as the Sarkin Fulani by the Emir of Yandoto.

According to a source, the bandits were going on motorcycles without their guns. It was a brief ceremony attended by a few people.

The legendary bandit who operated in the states of Zamfara and Katsina was given the title of Sarki Fulani by the Emir of Yandoto because he was prepared to embrace peace.

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Zamfara: Emir suspended for turbaning banditry kingpin

The state governor has suspended the Emir of Birnin Yandoto of Tsafe Local Government Area in Zamfara State for bestowing a chieftaincy title on a banditry kingpin.

According to reports, the decision to bestow the title on the bandit kingpin was based on his significant role in a recent peace process arranged locally between the emirate and the bandits terrorizing Tsafe Local Government Area.

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Police in Anambra kill ten hoodlums in a counter-attack 

Anambra State police have announced that they killed over ten hoodlums, destroyed three criminal camps, and recovered vehicles and weapons during an operation in Achalla, Awka North Local Government Area of the state.

The state police command’s spokesperson confirmed this on Saturday, stating that the attack occurred on Friday.

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Osun Decides: NSCDC applauds electorate for peaceful behavior

The Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti, Acting Commander-General (ACG), has commended the electorate for their peaceful conduct during the ongoing Osun gubernatorial election.

The Zonal Coordinator, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for Osun, Ondo, and Ekiti, Acting Commander-General (ACG) gave the commendation during his visit to St. Gabriel Primary School Yemoo, Moore, Ward 3 and 4, Polling Units 003 and 004, on Saturday, in Ile-Ife.

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In Imo, a top NDDC official was kidnapped by gunmen

A senior Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) official has been kidnapped near his home in the Umuadara Umulogho autonomous community of Imo State.

The dare-devil armed men abducted him in the early hours of Saturday morning, about three kilometers away from a military checkpoint in the area, according to reports.

The latest development has already been confirmed by the community’s traditional ruler.

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Bandits kidnap the Chairman of CAN and another Catholic priest in Kaduna

Two Catholic priests have been kidnapped in Kaduna State by gunmen suspected of being bandits.

The two priests were abducted by bandits at Yadin Gura in Kaduna State’s Lere Local Government.

According to a statement signed by the Chancellor of Kafanchan Catholic Diocese on Friday night, the Reverend Father kidnapped is the Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, in the State’s Jema’a Local Government Area.

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Police in Akwa Ibom rescue 28 fish traders kidnapped by sea pirates

On Friday, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command rescued 28 fish traders from Ishiet market who had been kidnapped by sea pirates along the Uruan Water Channel in the state’s Uruan Local Government Area.

While speaking with journalists in Uyo, the state capital, the state Commissioner of Police revealed this at the command headquarters, Ikot Akpanabia.

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Owo massacre: The Governor takes action to combat insecurity

The Governor of Ondo State, who is also the Chairman of the South West Governors’ Forum, has stated that in the aftermath of the tragic attack on Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo on June 5, his government can no longer afford to disappoint the people of the state.

Akeredolu promised to find all criminals hiding in the state and make their lives difficult, claiming that his administration valued human dignity.

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Owo massacre: We’re determined to dislodge criminals — Amotekun

The Ondo state security outfit, codenamed Amotekun, has vowed to dislodge criminals terrorizing the people of the state from the state forest reserves.

The state commander stated in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, that criminals who operate in the state enter the state from border towns, operate, and then flee.

We have contacted the security agencies in Edo and Kogi States, which are the main areas where they retreat, and they have agreed to cooperate with us, according to the state Commander.

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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 14th to 15th July 2022, 73 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.

  • Till date, 259007 cases have been confirmed, 250485 cases have been discharged and 3,144 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

  • The 73 new cases are reported from 4 States- Rivers (38), FCT (21), Bayelsa (13) and Kaduna (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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