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G4S Security/Information update 1st June 2022

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Bandits abduct students, travelers in Kaduna, burn eight vehicles.

Bandits in the early hours of Tuesday abducted students and other travelers along the notorious Birnin-Gwari highway in Kaduna State.

They also burnt eight vehicles conveying students to their examination for admission into the School of Health at Makarfi, scheduled for Kaduna State University.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) , Idris Saidu, also confirmed this in a statement.

According to the statement, the bandits laid siege on three different locations on the highway forcing motorists to make a u-turn.

Those who were not lucky fell into the trap set by the bandits and were subsequently abducted.

He said. “Today May 31, 2022, terrorists along Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway intercepted a convoy of motorists with security escorts between Kuriga and Manini near Udawa and prey on unspecified number of
people that were abducted into the bush.

The statement added, “In the last four days terrorists had lay siege on motorists on Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway, abducting as well as killing and wounded many innocent citizens, yet our people are reduced
to silence mode with no reportage of the ugly situation nor any move by the authorities to show concerned on the deteriorating security around Birnin-Gwari-Kaduna highway.

“In the sad event today, eight vehicles were set ablaze by the terrorists, while unaccounted number of innocent motorists mostly women and children were waylaid into the bush by the terrorists for ransom.

“It is evidently clear that, unholy marriage of bandits and Ansaru (Boko Haram) has declared a total war on our people, yet the political will by the authorities to honor their oaths of office to protect
lives and property of our citizens remains a mirage.

“While politicians are engaged on their mission to get to power come 2023, none of the gladiators seeking for elections has any agenda of emancipating our people from the bondage of terrorists and miscreants.
More so, none of these politicians deems it fit to visit Birnin-Gwari to either see delegates, but rather called delegates to Kaduna for consultations.

“We had always appreciated efforts of security personnel in their passion to curtail the precarious Insecurity bedeviling Birnin-Gwari general area. But, our people have reached a point of no return,
hence the need for the people of Birnin-Gwari and communities along the Kaduna-Birnin-Gwari highway to halt with immediate effect traveling on this notorious highway from tomorrow till security situation improves.

“This organisation hereby advises all our citizens to exercise maximum restraint and obey all rules of the land and seclude themselves in prayers for Allah intervention to deal with the terrorists and
their collaborators within our communities. Equally, we pray for the safe return of our people, mostly women and children that were abducted.

“We are citizens of this country and not prodigal sons that were left wandering, like “Sheep’s without Shepherd”. Enough is Enough.”


One killed, many injured as police, hunters engage bandits in Abuja.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) Police Command, on Tuesday, uncovered bandits’ hideout at the Dadu hills in Kuje Area Council of the territory, engaging the assailants in a
gun duel.

A statement by the command’s spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh said the development followed the receipt of actionable intelligence about the movement of suspected bandits holding
some persons hostage in the area.

She said the command in a concerted effort with the Destiny hunters stormed the area upon receiving the complaint.

According to the statement, after sighting the gallant advancement of the team, the criminal elements opened fire, leading to the death of a member of the Destiny hunter.

The Police Public Relations Officer said the miscreants retreated with various degrees of gunshot injuries owing to the superior firepower of the team.

“Given the above, the victims were taken to the hospital for medical examination and subsequently reunited with their families”, the statement added.

The PPRO revealed that the operation recorded the rescue of four victims, “Mustahudeen Sani, Felix Vaa and Adamu Isa, all males who were reportedly kidnapped between the 23rd and
25th of May 2022 at kiyi In Kwali Area Council and Abdulsalam Uzugiz who was kidnapped at Angwan Gade extension of Kuje Area Council of the Territory.

“The FCT Commissioner of Police while extending condolences to the family of the deceased reassured residents of the Command’s unflinching commitment to ridding the Territory of
crime and criminality.

“Complimenting the above, members of the public are therefore urged to remain vigilant, and strengthen their partnership with the Police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable
intelligence reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352,” he said.


Tragedy as auto crash claims family of five in Ondo.

Tragedy struck in the late hours of Tuesday in Akure, the Ondo State capital, following the death of a family of five who died in an auto crash.

The victims, a father, mother, and their three children lost their lives when the car they were riding in rammed into a stationary heavy-duty truck.

The accident occurred around 10:00 pm on Tuesday in the Oluwatuyi area of the Ijoka axis.

The man, who was said to have driven an Akure taxi-painted car with his family, was headed home from the Shoprite area along Ijo-Mimo road, which is under construction when they
met their untimely death.

According to sources, the driver was at high speed when the accident occurred.

An eyewitness, who is also a taxi driver, stated that there was no way the deceased would not have seen such a huge truck.

He went on to say that the motorist must have been driving at high speed, exacerbating the impact of the collision and that he was under the influence of alcohol. He claimed that
while they tried to recover their remains, the man reeked of alcohol.

The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, SP Fumilayo Odunlami, confirmed the incident.

With the identities of the victims yet to be revealed, their remains have been deposited at the morgue of the University Medical Teaching Hospital, UNIMEDTH, Akure.


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.


  • From 26th to 27th May, 2022, 24 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date, 256,028
    cases have been confirmed,
    250,036 cases have been discharged, and 3,143 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

  • The 24 new cases are reported from 3 States- Lagos (17), Kano (4) and FCT (3)


  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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