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G4S Security/Information update 23rd May 2022

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Bandits kill 11, injure several in Zamfara attack.

At least 11 people were confirmed dead by residents when bandits attacked the Ruwan Bore community of Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State on Saturday.

Local sources said several residents were also wounded by the bandits.

Ruwan Bore is a few kilometers from Talata Mafara town, the headquarters of the local government.

Mustapha Lawal, a resident of Talata Mafara, said the bandits, who were riding on motorbikes, arrived at the village around 6:14 p.m. and surrounded the village.

“But some of the villagers still managed to escape because they knew alternative paths out of the village. But many people were badly wounded while eleven residents were killed,”
he said.

Mr Lawal said the village has been deserted by the remaining residents while funeral prayers were conducted for the deceased in a nearby village.

A matron at the Talata Mafara General Hospital, who simply asked to be named Maryam, said there were five residents of the community on admission to the emergency ward of the hospital.

Bandits tracking cattle

A security source in Talata Mafara, which is the second largest town in the state, told
over the phone that the bandits were following a herd of cattle belonging to some Fulanis, with the aim of rustling it.

“The cattle spent days on the route and what we learnt is that those leading the cattle followed through Ruwan Bore (the attacked villàge) which attracted the bandits. But by the
time the bandits attacked the community, the cattle had been taken away from there but the bandits thought the cattle belonged to the people of the community,” he said.

When asked if the cattle were also stolen, he said the cattle belonged to some Fulanis and not bandits.

Police react

When contacted, the state’s police command spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu, asked this reporter to wait for an official statement.

After 12 hours, this reporter sent Mr Shehu a message via
to which he responded:

“No problem, you will get the confirmation tomorrow morning. Please bear with us. We appreciate your support and encouragement,” he sent back.

He, however, did not respond to further enquiries from PREMIUM TIMES at the time of filing this report.

Zamfara, like in other areas in Nigeria’s North-west region, is convulsing under the attacks by gunmen, locally called bandits, who attack mostly rural communities and travelers.

These bandits have been blamed for killing thousands of people. They have also abducted many more in what is shaping to become one of the worst kidnap-for-ransom syndicates in the
history of the country.

In the face of the failure of the government to protect residents of the area, many communities have set up vigilante groups to protect residents from attacks by bandits but this
has worsened the security challenges in the area as it has given rise to an explosion of tit-for-tat killings between the bandits (who are mostly of Fulani extraction) and the vigilante groups, set up by the majority of Hausa communities in the area.


Hoodlums kill mother, four children, two others, burn another police station in Anambra.

Barely 24 hours after the suspected killers of Anambra State lawmaker Hon Okechukwu Okoye threatened to kill more people, seven persons were reportedly killed while a police station
and some vehicles were ablaze early Monday morning.

Among those that were killed, according to sources, were a mother and four of her children at Isulo, Orumba North local government area of the state.

One other person was said to have been killed at Abatete in the Idemili North local government area of the state while another was killed in the Nanka Orumba North local government

The gunmen also attacked a police station in Anaku in Ayamelum Local Government Area and set vehicles ablaze, one of the sources said.

SaharaReporters had reported that Okoye, who represented Aguata II State constituency, was abducted along with his driver in Aguata on May 15, 2022.

The lawmaker was later beheaded and his head was found on Saturday at Nnobi, in the Idemili South Council Area of the state.

Last Monday, the district office of the Enugu Electricity Distribution Company in Ogidi, a magistrate court and the headquarters of Idemili North Local Government Area were attacked.

The Anambra State Police Command had yet to confirm the development as its spokesman, Ikenga Tochukwu, said details of the incidents were still sketchy.


-Eleven died in Jigawa motor accident.

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, says eleven persons lost their while others sustained varying degrees of injuries in a motor accident Taura Local Government
Area of Jigawa State.

Spokesman of the Jigawa State NSCDC Command, CSC. Adamu Shehu, confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Sunday.

He said the incident happened on Saturday evening at Kwanar Kangal along Kano- Hadejia road in Taura.

Adamu said the accident happened when the driver of Golf 3, gray in color with Reg. Number AA 177 GML, lost control and rammed into a bush.

Consequently, eleven passengers died while others sustained serious injuries.

He said the NSCDC officers and policemen visited the scene after receiving the report and rushed the victims to Ringim General hospital for urgent medical attention.

According to him, six out of the victims died on the spot, while five died while receiving treatment.

Eyewitness also told DAILY POST that the accident happened as a result of overloading and recklessness.




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 19th to 20th May, 2022, 13 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.

  • The 13 new cases are reported from 4 States- Lagos (6), Kano (3), Rivers (3), and FCT (1)


  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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