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G4S Security/Information update 1st August 2022

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Boko Haram leader arrested in Ogun – SSS

The State Security Service (SSS) is said to have apprehended a Boko Haram leader in Ogun State.

The suspect was apprehended by the SSS on Saturday in Abeokuta, where he allegedly disguised himself as a security guard.

According to reports, the suspected terrorist traveled from Katsina to Abeokuta and took a security job at Ijaye while gathering intelligence for an attack.

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Insecurity: Force spokesperson urges Nigerians to always share information

The Nigerian Police Force spokesperson has urged Nigerians to constantly and urgently share information with security agencies in order to help combat insecurity in the country.

He claimed that anyone or group of people who took pleasure in making security intelligence public did so in ignorance because such actions could not be considered intelligence but rather eye service and sabotage.

He also stated that we require a functional approach to dealing with our common enemy. He strongly urged Nigerians to share information with security agencies as soon as possible.

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NMA appeals to Nigerian govt to beef up security in FCT

Following recent threats in the area, the Nigeria Medical Association, FCT Chapter, has urged the federal government to beef up security in the FCT.

According to the Chairman of the NMA FCT Chapter, recent bold incursions into the FCT would have a negative impact on the FCT’s socioeconomic indices and, by extension, the nation at large.

As a result, he urged the federal government to take decisive action to combat the growing threat within the FCT and its environs.

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Lagos boundaries under serious surveillance – Police

Due to purported intentions by armed suspects to attack the state, Lagos police have put their officers on notice.

This was stated in a statement issued by the command’s spokesperson on Sunday.

According to him, the command is aware of intelligence reports indicating that Lagos State is on the radar of some individuals planning attacks across the country.

To that end, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, has placed the Command’s State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) on high alert.

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Nigeria on the verge of collapse – Northern CAN

Christians in Nigeria’s 19 Northern states and Abuja have urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to end their denial that the country is on the verge of collapse.

Northern CAN, like many other individuals and organisations, is deeply concerned about the country’s helpless security situation. Terrorists are wreaking havoc on citizens and crippling economic and social activities across the country, particularly in states such as Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Benue, Plateau, Taraba, Kebbi, Sokoto, and even Abuja, the country’s capital.

Northern CAN urges President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to end their denial.

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Nigeria sleep-walking into avoidable decline — Gani Adams

The Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland, raised the alarm yesterday about the country’s worrying spate of insecurity, saying Nigeria is already sleepwalking into a collapse.

In a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Aare Ona Kakanfo urged President Buhari to halt the country’s slide into destruction, noting that a string of serious security breaches in recent months indicates that all is not well with Nigeria’s security architecture.

He also stated that Nigeria is suffering because it appears that there is no government in the country. Millions of Nigerians are suffering and in pain.

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A trailer driver kills an Anambra motorcycle rider

A motorcycle rider was killed by an unidentified hit-and-run driver of a trailer with no registration number.

The accident occurred late on Sunday on the Ihiala-Owerri Expressway, opposite the Basco Hotel. According to eyewitness reports, the trailer’s driver lost control, hit and crushed the motorcyclist beyond recognition, and did not stop.

The crash involved three people, one of whom (the motorcycle rider) was killed.

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In Bayelsa, gunmen ambush police and kill a cop

Gunmen killed one police officer and injured another at a checkpoint in Bayelsa State.

On Saturday, gunmen were said to have attacked officers in the Famgbe community of the state’s Yenagoa Local Government Area. The motive for the attack was unknown, but a security source said the officers were conducting a routine stop-and-search operation in the area when they were ambushed by the gunmen.

According to a security source, the police patrol was conducted in response to intelligence indicating an increase in violent crimes along the Famgbe-Ayama axis of the Yenagoa suburbs.

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Lagos accident claims two soldiers, lady

Two unidentified soldiers and a lady were killed in a road accident in Lagos on Friday.

Another lady said to be in the car with them was also killed in the accident. A truck and a car were involved in the incident, which occurred near Meiran on Obadeyi Road.

According to the Lagos State Emergency Agency, the truck was driving against traffic when it collided with a car driven by one of the soldiers.

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Boat mishap: Bodies of four slain cops recovered in Bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Police Command announced on Sunday that the bodies of four officers who went missing after a surveillance boat carrying them was crushed by a gunboat in the state’s waterways on July 25 were recovered.

The command had previously explained in a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) that the surveillance boat transporting the deceased officers capsized on the fateful day at Korokorosei in the state’s Southern Ijaw Local Government Area.

The bodies of the four slain cops were deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) mortuary in Yenagoa.

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ISWAP responsible for attack on soldiers near Zuma rock

According to reports, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) was behind the attack on a military checkpoint in the Madalla area of Suleja LGA, Niger state.

On Friday, gunmen attacked soldiers from the guards’ brigade stationed near Zuma rock. According to a spokesperson for the chairman of Suleja LGA, the gunmen attacked in large numbers and shot sporadically.

He went on to say that a friend who was nearby during the attack said the attackers killed two military operatives.

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Terrorists Attack Kogi Community, Kill Three Policemen, Five Others

Three police officers and five vigilantes were reportedly killed when suspected terrorists attacked a community in Ajaokuta, Kogi State.

Locals reported to the Divisional Police Headquarters on Saturday that some people were using their farms for criminal purposes shortly before the attack.

According to reports, the DPO then mobilised his men and some vigilantes to repel the impending attack.

The killing was confirmed by the Kogi State Security Adviser.

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Bandits kidnap a driver and a conductor in Abuja

Terrorists kidnapped a driver and conductor from a farm in Chida community, Kwali Area Council, Abuja, on Thursday.

According to a source in the neighborhood, the event happened at 6 p.m. on Thursday, and they were kidnapped by terrorists while on their way to the farm to get charcoal.

According to the source, the terrorists stormed the farm with sophisticated weapons and kidnapped the victims.

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In Adamawa, three suspected kidnappers were killed

Three suspected kidnappers have been killed by the Adamawa State Police Command.

According to a statement released on Sunday, the Command dismantled a criminal network at Damare Hill, which connects parts of Holma and Sorau in the Song and Maiha local government areas, and gunned down three suspects.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, the operation carried out by the Command operatives attached to Sorau Division and hunters at Damare Hill yielded a positive result.

Click on the link for more information. In Adamawa, three suspected kidnappers were killed 

 

Airlines increase fares over rising fuel cost

Due to the rising cost of aviation fuel and the foreign exchange crisis, Nigerian airlines have increased domestic flight fares to at least N80,000 depending on the route.

The increase in fares may be related to the numerous challenges confronting Nigeria’s air travel sector. The aviation industry is dealing with an increase in the price of jet A1 fuel, which is having a significant impact on operations.

During an emergency meeting with the aviation minister on Tuesday, the Airline Operators Association of Nigeria (AON) lamented that the price of aviation fuel had risen to around N1000 per litre from N180 per litre.

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Lassa fever kills 164 Nigerians – NCDC

The number of Lassa fever cases in Nigeria has risen to 857, with 164 people dying from the disease in the first seven months of 2022.

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDClatest )’s Lassa fever situation report for week 29, there were 857 confirmed cases of the disease in the country.

Lassa fever is a viral haemorrhagic fever transmitted by rats, according to reports.

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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 26th to 27th July 2022, 213 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.

  • Till date, 260977 cases have been confirmed, 253690 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

  • The 213 new cases are reported from 12 States- Edo (77), Oyo (32), Kaduna (27), Rivers (27), Delta (13), Kano (9), Cross River (7), Imo (7), Ekiti (6), Sokoto (4), Bayelsa (2), and Nasarawa (2)

 

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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