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G4S Security/Information update 26th July 2022

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Protests erupt across Nigeria as the NLC fulfils its promise

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, promised on Sunday to hold a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, and other affiliate unions over the ongoing strike in Nigeria’s public universities.

In a statement, the national president told fellow workers that the national days of protest were in support of unions fighting for quality education in Nigeria’s public universities.

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Train Attack: Gunmen free more hostages

Four more hostages have been released by the gunmen who attacked a Kaduna-bound train in March and abducted several passengers.

The hostages’ release comes just one day after the terrorists released a video showing them hitting some of the male hostages with a cudgel.

The distressed hostages can be heard in the video pleading with the Nigerian government to come to their aid.

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Ex-soldier denies plotting to kidnap victim with Evans

On Monday, a discharged soldier denied being an accomplice to the crimes of an alleged kidnapping kingpin.

During the resumption of the trial at an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos, a co-defendant made the denials while being led in evidence by his defence counsel.

According to reports, Evans is on trial with an ex-soldier for kidnapping a businessman and demanding a ransom of $420,000 from his family.

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ICPC arraigns court official for taking kickback

A deputy chief registrar of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt has allegedly been charged with receiving kickbacks, according to the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC).

The defendant was charged on Tuesday (July 19) with three counts of abuse of office and corrupt demand of reward by a public officer, according to a statement from the ICPC spokesperson.

Prosecutors for the ICPC told the trial judge that the offenses violated Sections 10 and 19 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000, and are punishable under those sections.

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Gunmen attack traditionalists performing ritual over prince killed by cultists

Gunmen reportedly attacked traditionalists yesterday as they conducted funeral rites for the recently departed Prince who was allegedly murdered by cult members over the weekend.

The purported dispute between the prince and other fraternity members resulted in some cultists shooting him in the chest on Saturday, killing him.

At around midnight on Saturday, three cultists stormed the prince’s home, called him out, and shot him dead.

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Cattle dealers block Enugu–PH expressway

Yesterday, there was tension at the Umuchieze cattle market in Abia State’s Umunneochi council area, as cattle dealers blocked the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway over the alleged killing of a herdsman and some cows.

Suspected gunmen are accused of invading an area where herdsmen rear their cattle and killing a herder and several cows. The Abia State government demolished suspected criminal hideouts at the cattle market last week.

As a result of the situation, over 200 motorists and passengers were stranded in the area, causing heavy traffic congestion.

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Police stray bullet kills commuter in Lagos

An unidentified male passenger on a commercial bus was killed on the spot yesterday by a stray bullet fired by police officers from the Lagos State Task Force at the Second Rainbow bus stop on the Apapa-Oshodi expressway in Lagos.

When tragedy struck, the officers were on their way to enforce the ban on commercial motorcycles on the route.

According to eyewitnesses, the riders resisted the policemen’s initial attempt to impound some motorbikes, prompting the officers to fire some shots, apparently to disperse the commercial motorcyclists, who numbered in the hundreds.

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Police in Kano rescue 42 kidnapped victims 

Kano State police said they rescued 45 kidnapped victims and 25 victims of human trafficking.

This was stated by the State Commissioner of Police during a meeting with community policing stakeholders and police officers in preparation for his retirement, which was held at the police officers’ mess in Bompai, Kano.

The State Commissioner of Police, who will retire from the Nigeria Police Force on July 27, 2022, stated that during his tenure, the police were successful in rescuing 160 victims of illegal confinement, 45 kidnapped victims, 25 human trafficking victims, and two (2) victims of solitary confinement.

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Four men sentenced to death for killing chief 

Four men were sentenced to death by hanging by an Ekiti State High Court, Ado Ekiti Division, for the murder of a traditional chief.

The four men were also sentenced to seven years in prison for conspiracy and life in prison for attempting to murder a woman.

The convicts were charged with conspiracy, murder, and attempted murder.

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Speeding bus rams into moving truck in Ogun

Four people were killed in an accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday morning.

According to reports, a moving truck was struck by a speeding Mazda bus.

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), the deadly collision happened in Ogun State before the Iperu Bridge at around 6:25 am.

According to an FRSC spokesperson in Ogun, the crash involved ten people: four male adults, five female adults, and one male child.

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Edo confirms eight monkeypox cases

According to the Edo State Ministry of Health, eight people in the state have tested positive for monkeypox.

Residents in the state have thus been urged to take precautions to prevent the spread of the virus and other infectious diseases.

The state’s Commissioner for Health, who made the announcement in Benin on Monday, said the ministry had increased surveillance and other activities to combat infectious disease spread.

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Fifth wave of COVID-19 looms in Nigeria

Nigeria could be hit by the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, as the country recorded 1,332 infections and three deaths between July 16 and 23.

According to the most recent statistics from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Nigeria is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 infections across the country, with over 3,000 active cases.

The NCDC had hinted at the possibility of a fifth wave before the 2022 Eid-el-Kabir celebrations, urging Nigerians to follow recommended public health safety measures in light of the country’s rising infection rates.

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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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