G4S Security/Information update 19th May 2022

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INFORMATION BULLETIN 19TH MAY, 2022.

ARMED ATTACK

 


ENUGU STATE

One feared killed as gunmen attack Enugu community, set vehicle ablaze.

A yet-to-be-identified woman was killed on Wednesday, when masked gunmen attacked some residents along Enugu- Abakaliki Road, Emene, in Enugu East Local Government Area of
Enugu
State
.

The gunmen, said to be members of the outlawed
Indigenous
People of Biafra
(IPOB) enforcing the sit-at-home order, set a Sienna vehicle ablaze at Orie Emene in the council area.

The incidents happened around 7 a.m.

Details of the attack along Enugu- Abakaliki road is still sketchy, but sources say the woman was killed at PRODA junction along the road, about 10 minutes’ drive from Orie Emene,
where the second attack occurred.

On the attack at Orie Emene, a resident of the area told PREMIUM TIMES that the gunmen stopped the driver of the Sienna and forced the passengers to disembark before setting the
vehicle ablaze.

“My brother even escaped the attack by the grace of God,” the resident said.

The vehicle was reportedly heading to Abakaliki, the
Ebonyi
State capital, when it was intercepted by the gunmen.

Another resident, who identified himself simply as Uchechukwu, said he was returning from early morning devotion in the church when he saw the vehicle in flames.

“As I was coming back from morning mass, I saw the vehicle in flames. It’s just opposite our street,” he said.

When contacted, the police spokesperson in the state, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the attack.

He said no life was lost in the incident.

Mr Ndukwe confirmed the gunmen were masked.

The police have launched a manhunt for the assailants, Mr Ndukwe said.

The police spokesperson enjoined residents to assist the police with “credible information” that will help to track down the suspects.

The five states in the South-east have been observing the sit-at-home order since Monday, declared by IPOB.

The order continued on Wednesday in the South-east region following the resumption of Mr Kanu’s trial at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

Security has deteriorated in the region lately, with the increase in deadly attacks on security agencies and government facilities.

The Nigerian government has accused IPOB of being responsible for the attacks in the South-east. But the group has repeatedly denied their involvement.

The separatist group is leading agitation for an independent state of Biafra to be carved out from the South-east and some parts of the South-south.

Mr Kanu, the leader of the group,
appeared
in court
on Wednesday, in continuation of his terrorism trial.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/regional/ssouth-east/530938-one-feared-killed-as-gunmen-attack-enugu-community-set-vehicle-ablaze.html

ABIA STATE

Protest rocks Abia community over high rate of kidnapping.

Indigenes of the Uturu community in Isuikwuato council area of Abia State, have barricaded the Okigwe – Uturu – Isuikwuato road, protesting the high rate of kidnapping of students
and motorists in the area.

The protest which began along Uturu road close to Marist Brothers Secondary School, saw protesters calling on the Imo and Abia state governments to take urgent actions to curb the
kidnapping and killings of their people.

One of the protesters told Vanguard that many natives of Uturu community and students of the Abia State University,(ABSU), Uturu, have been abducted and made to pay ransom while
others lost their lives to the hoodlums.

The protesters lamented that the situation is affecting the economy of their community and called for the security agencies to redouble efforts to end the menace.

They said; “The road has become a source of terror for motorists and passengers who are mostly students. Many people including indigenes of Uturu community have been kidnapped and
ransom paid while others lost their lives. There are more than six security checkpoints along the road,but people are still being kidnapped. The Imo state government and their Abia counterpart must urgently take action to end kidnapping and killing of people
on Okigwe – Uturu- Isuikwuato road. We are no longer safe. Many people have been Killed.No day passes without these hoodlums kidnapping motorists who are mostly students.”

A few days ago, a motorist was shot dead while some passengers suspected to be students of the ABSU were abducted.

Meanwhile, the Abia state government in a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information, Mr.Eze Chikamnayo, said it is committed to ending kidnapping in the area.

The Commissioner disclosed that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is saddened by the situation and would leave no stone unturned to ensure normalcy is returned on the Okigwe- Uturu – Isuikwuato
road.

He said; “Government has been informed of the incident of senseless kidnapping and unfortunate death of innocent citizens especially students around the ABSU – Uturu – Okigwe axis
and Umunneochi – Ihube area occasioned by the criminal activities of terrorists.

“Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is a very proactive, security-conscious leader who over the years has proven through visible results that the safety and welfare of all Abians and Nigerians
is his topmost priority.

“We, as a Government, are saddened by this ugly development around our boundaries with Imo State and are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that normalcy is quickly restored.

“However, we may not for operational reasons be able to go into further details at this time so as to safeguard the processes already put in place by our hardworking security agencies
and government authorities.

“The government assures residents of the state of its commitment to ending the menace of kidnapping in the area.”

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/05/protest-rocks-abia-community-over-high-rate-of-kidnapping/

FCT-ABUJA

Dei-Dei crisis: Abuja minister confirms four people killed, orders shutdown of the market.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mohammed Bello, has confirmed that at
least
four people were killed in violence
at the Dei-Dei market on Wednesday.

Mr Bello, on Wednesday, also ordered the indefinite closure of the Dei-Dei International Market following a clash between commercial motorcyclists and the traders.

Mr Bello gave the order after inspecting the scene of the incident alongside the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, Director of State Security Services, other sister security
agencies and top officials of the FCT Administration.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the violence spread at the market Wednesday following an accident in which a woman was killed.

Trouble started in the market when a female trader yet to be identified fell off a commercial motorcycle and was crushed to death by an articulated vehicle.

The minister directed the community and the market leaders to fish out the hoodlums responsible for the crisis.

“The community and market leaders must fish out hoodlums and bad eggs among them. Unfortunately, this time around, hoodlums carried arms and they shot innocent people.

“As a matter of fact, I saw four corpses. This is very sad and totally unequivocally unacceptable in Abuja.

“We have agreed with security agencies that full-scale investigations will be done, and the communities have to be part and parcel of the solution or else there will be no peace.

“In the interim, the timber market and the surrounding markets, including all the activities on-road that have clustered the road and made it unpassable will all stop until the technical
team reviews everything, and then we will take the next decision.”

Mr Bello said that there was no tribal or religious misunderstanding because all the leaders of various communities have lived in peace for many years.

“This is simply the matter of criminals and hoodlums taking the laws into their hands,” he said.

The Vice-Chairman, Timber Shed Market Dei-Dei, Ifeanyi Chibata, told the minister and his team that 45 to 50 shops were burnt with 25 vehicles set ablaze worth a total of over one
billion naira.

Also, the Secretary Tomato and Onion Sellers Association Dei-Dei, Dahiru Mani, disclosed that four persons were killed during the clash in the market.

He appealed to the minister to ensure the provision of a police division with adequate personnel in the market.

Meanwhile, the FCT police restored normalcy in Dei-dei town of Bwari Area Council, following civil unrest in the area.

This is contained in a statement signed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Josephine Adeh.

The police stated that the situation was brought under control alongside its sister agencies, as it continued monitoring and surveillance amidst discrete investigation.

“This followed after the outbreak of a civil unrest at the Building Material market, Dei Dei area of the FCT at about 11:30 am today.

“A comprehensive deployment of tactical and intelligence assets of the Command was led by the Commissioner of Police, CP Babaji Sunday psc, who drifted swiftly to the scene to ensure
that the unrest is being nipped in the board and managed.

“This was also to forestall the destruction of private and government infrastructure, loss of lives and properties and to restore normalcy to the situation.”

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/530952-dei-dei-crisis-abuja-minister-confirms-four-people-killed-orders-shutdown-of-market.html

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 and before traveling to these high-risk regions of Nigeria.

COVID-19

 
 
  • On the 19th of May, 2022, No new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date,
  • 255,896
  • cases have been confirmed,
  • 249,961
  • cases have been discharged, and 3,143 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal
  • Capital Territory.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES.

  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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