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G4S Security/Information update 22nd March 2022

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Death toll from Kaduna terrorists attack
rises to 26 including two soldiers.

The death toll from Sunday’s attack by terrorists at Agban Kagoro Chiefdom in Kaura Local Government Area of Kaduna State has risen to 26.

This was confirmed to Channels Television by the Chairman of Kaura Local Government, Matthias Siman.

Siman also said that two soldiers were killed while one other sustained injury.

He further disclosed that seven others sustained various degrees of injuries and are currently receiving treatment in some hospitals within Kaduna state and Jos in Plateau State.

The State Government earlier on Monday had imposed a 24-hour curfew in two local government areas, including Kaura.

“Following advice from security agencies, the Kaduna State government has declared a 24-hour curfew in Jema’a and Kaura local government areas with immediate effect,” Mr Samuel Aruwan,
the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, said in a statement.

“This is to assist the security agencies to stabilize the situation in the areas, save lives and property, and enable the restoration of law and order.”

The commissioner condemned the violence and all acts of lawlessness that have occurred in the area, saying the government has given the security agencies full authorisation to enforce
the curfew.

He called on residents in the affected local government areas to cooperate with the security agencies in a bid to restore peace and uphold law and order in the areas.

Aruwan also assured them that the government was monitoring the situation closely, stressing the need to avoid actions that could lead to a breakdown of law and order.


Zamfara government, police confirm fresh
bandit’s attacks.

Governor, Bello Matawalle, has described recent bandits’ attacks in Bukkuyum and Maru local government areas as “dastardly” and “cowardly”

how 24 residents, including the village head, three other traditional title holders and other people were killed by bandits in Ganar Kiyawa community of Bukkuyum local government Sunday morning.

In a statement signed by Zailani Bappa, the governor’s media aide, Mr Matawalle said he also received security briefings of attacks on some communities in Maru and Bungudu local
government areas Sunday evening.

While noting that the attacks came at a time the state was witnessing peace, Mr Matawalle said it would not deter his administration from ensuring that people of the state enjoy
lasting peace.

“It is unfortunate that this attack is coming at a time when we are experiencing improved peace in the state where we were able to host millions of people on an important religious
event without a single incident,” Governor Matawalle observed.

“However, this and other isolated cases of banditry across the state will not deter our efforts at ensuring a peaceful Zamfara State, an oath we have taken to pursue with our fullest
capability,” Mr Matawalle assured citizens of the state.

Police say ‘only 16 killed’

In an SMS sent to PREMIUM TIMES earlier in the day, the state police command spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, said the number of those killed was exaggerated.

Mr Shehu, superintendent of police, said the attackers killed 16 people in Ganar Kiyawa community Sunday morning.

“The villagers killed by the bandits at Ganar kiyawa village in Bukkuyum LGA were 16 and not 24 or 20 as being reported by some section of the media,” he said in the SMS

The police spokesperson also said security agents were making efforts to ensure normalcy returns in the area.

“The Zamfara Police Command in collaboration with the military are currently at the affected community conducting an extensive bush
with a view to returning normalcy and apprehending the perpetrators of this bizarre crime,” he added.


Gunmen kidnap a senior lecturer in Edo,demand
#10 million.

A member of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, at the Ambrose Alli University in Ekpoma, Edo State, Professor M. A. Izibili has been kidnapped.

It was gathered that the senior lecturer was abducted at the weekend in Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government of the State, alongside five others.

According to reports, the kidnapped Professor, who lectures at the Department of Philosophy, was returning from a wedding ceremony at Uromi when he was ambushed and whisked into
a forest.

It was learnt that the kidnappers have earlier made contact with the family of the victim, demanding N10 million ransom.

When contacted by DAILY POST, the State’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Kontongs Bello confirmed the incident.

According to the PPRO, the command is working hard to ensure that the lecturer is released unhurt.

Similarly, the Chairman of the University’s ASUU chapter, Cyril Onogbosele, also confirmed the incident, but could not give details.


·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.


  • On the 22nd of March, 2022, 87 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
  • Till date, 255,190 cases have been confirmed, 249,476 cases have been discharged, and 3,142 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  • The 87 new cases are reported from 6 States- Lagos (34), FCT (23), Rivers (21), Osun (4), Kano (3), and Kaduna (2)


  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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