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G4S Security/Information update 25th July 2022

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Train Attack: terrorists manhandling captives

The terrorists who ambushed a train in Kaduna and abducted numerous passengers have made another video of their victims available online.

The terrorists are seen in the new video manhandling some of the victims and flogging them with sticks while the victims cried and pleaded for help.

One of the terrorists, apparently dissatisfied with the situation, ordered two of his accomplices to stop abusing the victims.

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Families of victims of the kidnapped Abuja-Kaduna train protest

Families of abducted passengers on the AK-9 Kaduna-bound train stormed the Federal Ministry of Transportation on Monday, preventing staff from entering the ministry’s headquarters.

This comes less than 24 hours after terrorists released videos of the abducted 41 people still being held captive being flogged and threatened with death if their demands were not met.

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Blackout looms as electricity workers join NLC protest

The organised labour movement is determined to compel the Federal Government to meet the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ demands (ASUU).

On February 14, the body went on strike, closing more than 80 public tertiary institutions across Nigeria.

On July 26 and 27, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) will stage a nationwide protest in support of ASUU.

Workers in the power sector represented by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) confirmed their intention to join the NLC over the weekend.

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In Katsina: Gunmen kill four travellers, abduct many

On Sunday morning, bandits assaulted a Katsina State Transport Authority, killing at least four people including the driver.

The attack took place near the villages of Mil Takwas and Farun Bala, about five kilometres from the Natsinta Army Barrack.

The attack occurred on the Jibia-Katsina highway, which leads to Maradi in Niger Republic. According to reports, there are over 18 security checkpoints on the 38-kilometre road connecting Katsina, the capital city, and Magama Jibia.

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FGC Kwali directs parents to evacuate wards over fear of terror attack

The Federal Government College, Kwali, Abuja, has asked parents to evacuate their children due to the possibility of a terrorist attack.

Following an attack in a nearby village that shares a fence with the school, the school administration asked parents to evacuate their children.

This has caused panic among the school’s administration, faculty, students, and parents. Students who were supposed to finish their third term exams on Tuesday have now been sent home.

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A police officer was killed in a gun battle with kidnappers in Osun

A police inspector was killed during a shootout with suspected kidnappers in Ifewara, Osun State.

One of the kidnappers, a suspected Fulani herdsman, was killed during the gun battle, according to reports.

The late Inspector and two other police personnel from the MOPOL 32 Squadron Ebonyi were attached to E. C. Ice Resources Nigeria Limited as escorts, according to the Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer on Sunday.

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Niger boat mishap: One drown, another injured

In a boat mishap in Nansa village, Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State, one person drowned and another was injured.

This was revealed by the director-general of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA) in an interview in Minna on Saturday.

According to him, the agency received a report on Saturday of a boat mishap involving passengers and goods loaded from Nansa village by the river bank upstream Shiroro dam.

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WHO declares monkeypox outbreak ’emergency of international concern’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox an “emergency of international concern” in over 50 countries.

According to the WHO director, the outbreak is concentrated among men who have sex with men.

The viral disease monkeypox was confirmed in May 2022, with a cluster of cases discovered in the United Kingdom.

Cases were reported from an increasing number of countries and regions beginning on May 18, primarily in Europe, but also in North and South America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

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COVID-19: 74 isolated in Ekiti

The Ekiti State Government has reintroduced the use of face masks, handwashing, and sanitization after 74 people were isolated due to the infection last week.

To prevent the spread of the virus, the state government also insisted on social distancing in public places.

The government’s reaction comes after 364 new cases of the infection were reported in the state as of July 23.

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Gunmen abduct hospital owner in Oyo

Suspected gunmen kidnapped the owner of a private clinic in Gbede, Oyo State’s Surulere Local Government Area.

According to the information gathered, the man who owns and operates the private clinic was kidnapped on Friday around 9.00 p.m. on the Ogbomoso-Ilorin Road.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, stated that an investigation into the incident was already underway.

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In Lagos, police apprehend four suspected cultists 

Police in Lagos have apprehended four suspected cultists in the state’s Badagry area.

According to the statement, the suspects were apprehended after a painstaking weeks-long investigation into complaints of cult-related disturbances and killings in Badagry.

The suspects were apprehended across Badagry in a multi-day operation.

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In Sokoto, gunmen kidnap a Catholic priest 

Only a few days after the burial of a Catholic priest kidnapped and killed in Kaduna State, another priest from the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto has reportedly been abducted by unknown gunmen in Sokoto State.

According to available information, the priest was abducted in the early hours of Monday from his home in Tambuwal, Sokoto State.

On Monday, the Sokoto Diocese’s Director of Communications confirmed the incident.

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Jos police foil a kidnapping attempt on residents 

The Plateau State Police Command has foiled an attempt to attack and kidnap residents of the state’s Bassa Local Government Area.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the command’s spokesman explained that the development occurred less than 24 hours after an attack in Fobur community, Jos East Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of five people by gunmen.

He stated that in order for residents of the state to respond quickly whenever an incident occurs in their areas, they should obtain the phone numbers of security officers in their areas and ensure that the information is passed on time.

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In Kaduna, police foil a kidnapping and rescue eight victims 

On Thursday, Kaduna State Police Command said its operatives foiled a kidnapping attempt and rescued eight victims in Udawa/Buruku villages on the Kaduna-Birnin Gwari road.

In a statement issued on Saturday in Kaduna State, the Command Spokesperson confirmed this.

According to the Command Spokesperson, the operatives of the Command attached to Buruku Division achieved this while carrying out the Commissioner of Police’s (CP) directive on rigorous patrols of all highways within the Command.

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Terrorists kidnapped 50 people in the Niger community

Armed terrorists are said to have kidnapped fifty people in Kuchi, Munya local government area, Niger State.

According to reports, the terrorists stormed the town around 2 a.m. on Friday and abducted a large number of people.

Terrorists stormed the town while it was raining, immediately launching a house-to-house operation and gathering their victims for onward movement to their enclave.

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Terrorists threaten to kidnap Buhari 

A terrorist group in the North West has threatened President Muhammadu Buhari’s kidnapping.

The terrorists made the threat in a new video showing them flogging some of their captives.

This threat comes just a few weeks after Buhari’s convoy was attacked in Katsina State.

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Zamfara: They begged me to receive the title – Bandits’ kingpin

On Sunday, the notorious bandit who was crowned as Sarkin Fulani in Zamfara State’s Yantodo Emirate said he did not beg for the title bestowed upon him by the Zamfara State Emirate Council.

According to the Katsina Police Command, the bandits’ kingpin was wanted for kidnapping and killing innocent people.

The Emir and the elders of the community decided to bestow the title on him so that he could prevent future attacks by his men.

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Terrorism: The NAF seeks close cooperation with the Turkish Air Force

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) and the Commander of the Turkish Air Force (TurAF) have expressed their willingness to collaborate on defense technology in order to improve operational efficiency in both countries’ fight against terrorism.

According to a statement by the Director of NAF Public Relations, both Nigeria and Turkey emphasized the importance of sharing their experiences on the use of unmanned aircraft systems in counterterrorism operations.”According to them, this would allow for strategic synergy and enhanced proficiency with a renewed commitment to eradicating terrorism while appreciating Turkish military experience in counter-terrorism operations spanning more than a decade.

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UN demands immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has praised the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention for its recommendation that Nigeria release its detained leader.

The IPOB commendation follows the Working Group’s recommendation that the detained leader be released immediately and unconditionally, with compensation paid for violations of his fundamental rights.

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Gunmen attack Ondo police station

Unknown gunmen attacked a police station in Akure, the capital of Ondo state, this morning, killing a police inspector.

Several other police officers on duty were reportedly injured during the shootout between the cops and the gunmen.

According to reports, the gunmen stormed the Okuta Ekerinla police station in the town’s heart at around 1 a.m.

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Scores missing as gunmen attack Taraba communities

Residents said on Sunday that scores of people are missing and hundreds have fled across the Donga River to Nyivu in Donga Local Government Area after suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked the Manya and Sabongida Kpasimbe communities in Taraba State’s Takum Local Government Area.

The Taraba State Police Command, on the other hand, stated that no one is missing and that personnel have been deployed to the area to maintain law and order.

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In Anambra, security personnel kill two gunmen

On Saturday, Anambra State joint security operatives killed two gunmen in Okija, Ihiala Local Government Area.

There had been reports of gunshots in the early hours of Saturday, as criminals robbed passengers on the Onitsha-Owerri Expressway at Okija Junction.

They were, however, countered by joint police and Nigerian Army operatives who confronted the criminals after receiving a tip.

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In Delta: Gunmen kill father, abduct son

Tension has gripped the Orhuwhorun community in Delta State’s Udu Local Government Area after gunmen killed a popular building materials merchant and reportedly kidnapped his son.

The incident reportedly happened around 9 p.m. on Saturday around Usiefurun junction, when the attackers, numbering about five, stormed the area in a Toyota Sienna, shot and killed the popular trader.

The assailants reportedly kidnapped his son, who was with him at the time of the attack.

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5 Boko Haram members surrender to Nigerian Army 

At least five Boko Haram terrorists, including a commander of Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad (JAS), Boko Haram, have surrendered to Nigerian Army troops in Borno State’s north east.

An Intelligence Source in Lake Chad told a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst that they surrendered to troops from the 73rd Battalion, Operation Hadin Kai, on July 22, 2022.

The insurgents were said to have emerged from Gazuwa, an acclaimed new headquarters of the Boko Haram faction located about 8 kilometers from Bama Local Government Area.

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In Lagos, four impersonating soldiers were apprehended

Police officers from the Lagos State Police Command’s Iju Division apprehended four imposters.

On Sunday, July 24, around 1:30 p.m, the fake soldiers were apprehended in a Mazda vehicle in the Iju area of Lagos.

The suspects have been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba for further investigation, according to the spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command.

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National assets: NSCDC directs 24-hour monitoring of hydro dams and others in Niger

The Niger State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has ordered that all critical national assets and infrastructure located in the state be monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

It emphasized the four hydroelectric power stations located in the state, which are Shiroro, Kanji, Jebba, and Zungeru.

The directive was issued by NSCDC State Commandant during a meeting with the 25 divisional offices and six Area commandants in Minna.

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In Enugu: Police foil attempt to attack Police station

The Enugu State Police Command has foiled an attempt by armed hoodlums to attack the Igbo-Eze North Police Division headquarters in the state’s Nsukka axis.

This is according to a statement issued on Friday in Enugu by the Command’s Public Relations Officer.

According to reports, the hoodlums fired sporadically at the station, prompting police officers to return fire, forcing the hoodlums, many of whom are suspected to have sustained gunshot wounds, to flee.

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3 policemen sanctioned for unprofessional conduct

The Lagos State Police Command has sanctioned two Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASPs) and one Inspector for alleged unprofessional behaviour.

According to reports, the three officers assigned to the Sagamu Road Police Division in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State were arrested after a video of their unprofessional behaviour toward a 24-year-old Youth Corps member serving in Lagos and his brother went viral. 

It was reported that the incident occurred at New Garage, Ikorodu, around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, while they were on their way to Ojota.

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Osun Prince was murdered by a suspected cult group

A suspected cult group assassinated Olofa of Ofatedo’s son.

The 43-year-old man was assassinated in the early hours of Saturday at his home in Ofatedo, Egbedore Local Government Area, Osun State.

According to sources, the prince was called out of his house around 12 a.m. on Saturday and was shot in the chest.

The incident was confirmed by the Osun State Police Command Public Relations Officer.

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A businessman from Lagos was killed in Kwara

Unidentified gunmen assassinated a Lagos-based businessman visiting his family in Ilorin.

The Lagos-based businessman in his 40s was reportedly followed to a bar near the Kwara State Center for Art and Culture, Sawmill area, Ilorin, around 6 p.m. on Wednesday by assailants on motorcycles, who shot him several times at close range before fleeing.

According to eyewitness accounts, the deceased was in the company of a girl, said to be his Mistress, who was on the phone with some people about their location when the assailants arrived.

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Protest as Ebubeagu operatives kill student, injure others

On Sunday, Ebubeagu operatives allegedly killed a 25-year-old man in Amaeshe, Oguta 1, in Imo State’s Oguta Local Government Area.

The student’s death reportedly sparked a community outcry, even as the security guards injured other youths in their attempt to flee.

Angry at the killing, the youth carried the dead body to the home of Oguta LGA’s immediate past Interim Management Committee Chairman.

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Two wedding guests die in Jigawa accident

Two people have been confirmed dead in a fatal accident involving 39 wedding guests in Jigawa State’s Ringim Local Government Area.

A police spokesman confirmed the incident to journalists.

He stated that it occurred Saturday evening around 2000hrs along Hadejia/Kano Road near Boarding Primary School in Ringim town.

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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 16th to 18th July 2022, 478 new confirmed cases and 2 deaths were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.

  • Till date, 259485 cases have been confirmed, 253037 cases have been discharged and 3,146 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

  • The 478 new cases are reported from 9 States- Lagos (325), Rivers (60), FCT (29), Delta (25), Edo (17), Oyo (8), Kano (6), Bayelsa (4) and Ekiti (4)

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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