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G4S Security/Information update 29th March 2022

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Terrorists’ attack: Nigerian Railway
Corporation suspends Abuja-Kaduna train service.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation, NRC, has suspended its Abuja-Kaduna train service after terrorists blew off its train on Monday night, killing and injuring some passengers in the

The NRC made the announcement in a terse statement on its Twitter page.

In the ill-fated train, many are feared kidnapped and two confirmed dead, while others sustained injuries during the attack.

The NRC wrote on Tuesday, “Dear passengers, due to unforeseen circumstances, train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route have been temporarily suspended.

“Further communication would be given in due course.”

SaharaReporters earlier reported that a former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Malam Ibrahim Wakkala, was among the Abuja-Kaduna train passengers who was shot by terrorists on
Monday evening.

SaharaReporters learnt that Wakkala was shot on the leg and currently hospitalized.

Sources also confirmed to SaharaReporters that out of 15 patients brought to St. Gerald’s Catholic Hospital in Kaduna, two had been confirmed dead, including a lady medical doctor
with the hospital.

“A former Deputy Governor of Zamfara Malam Ibrahim Wakkala was equally shot on the leg. Out of 15 patients brought to St. Gerald’s Catholic Hospital, two are dead including a lady
medical Doctor with St Gerald.

“Two females moved to 44 Reference Hospital because of bullet wounds; they could not be treated at St Gerald’s,” the source said.

SaharaReporters on Monday night also reported that Muhammad Amin Mahmood, an aspirant in the just-concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Northwest
Zonal Youth Leadership, was shot during the attack on Monday.

SaharaReporters learnt the politician was on board the train and was one of those shot during the train ride which was heading to Kaduna from Abuja.

However, as of the time of filing this report, it was not clear how critical his injuries were or if he would survive.

SaharaReporters had reported that two cleaners and workers of the attacked Abuja-Kaduna train identified as Loretta and Abdul were confirmed dead.

There are at least 970 passengers on board the train, according to official sources familiar with the train service.


Four escape death as a container falls
on vehicles.

Four persons have survived after a container fell off a trailer Monday night, along the LASU-Igando road in Lagos.

The accident led to a fire outbreak and “four vehicles were burnt,” Ibrahim Farinloye, South West Coordinator of the
Emergency Management Agency
(NEMA) told PREMIUM TIMES on Tuesday.

He said two persons were rescued by the residents in the area and taken to the hospital. while two others escaped.

The container fell on two vehicles- a Sienna and a commercial bus with passengers inside in front of Omark School by Dapson Busstop, Akesan, Igando Lagos State,” Mr Farinloye said
in a statement on Monday.

Mr Farinloye said that while efforts to mobilize responders were on, they received news of a fire outbreak at the scene.

“A third private car was discovered under the fire in the multiple crashes,” he said.

“No death recorded.”


Gunmen kidnap former NUJ Chairman Osahon,
others, shoot driver in Delta.

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have reportedly kidnapped a journalist, Comrade Osahon and others along the East-West road, by Ewreni community, in Ughelli North Local Government
Area of Delta State.

The gunmen also shot dead a driver working with Sunny Eru Motors, just as they kidnapped his eighteen passengers.

The incident occurred late Monday, March 28, when the journalists were returning from the Press Centre in Bayelsa State, DAILY POST learnt.

At the time of this report, the gunmen have called the wife of the journalist, demanding five million naira ransom.

A Warri-based lawyer, Mr. Lucky Egboyi Esq, who narrowly escaped from the scene, disclosed this to our correspondent in Warri.

The legal practitioner, who was returning from Bayelsa State where he went for a matter, said they ran into the Fulani herdsmen operating in the road.

He disclosed that the Fulani herdsmen shot the Sunny Eru driver in the head and kidnapped several passengers.

According to him, “it was a narrow escape for me and a few others because we had to run into the bush. The policemen who came ran away with their van.”

The Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe in a telephone chat with our correspondent said, “I’m not aware. You’re the one telling me now.”

The Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Warri Correspondents’ Chapel, Comrade Okies Veeky in a chat, said, “This news is saddening and appalling. That shows that there’s
no good security network in that area, nay the whole of Delta State.

“The DSS, the Army and the Police should all live up to expectations. They should try and help us. We are living in an unsecured society. The journalist is a former Chairman of the
NUJ Bayelsa State. His abduction is a condemnable act. This is very bad and the security agencies should wake up and do something.”

Comrade Veeky appealed to the kidnappers to release the journalist unhurt.

“I am using this opportunity to appeal to the kidnappers that he is a poor journalist. He has no money to pay. That man cannot afford five million naira. We are mere servants of
the people. So, they should temper justice with mercy and leave him unhurt,” he pleaded.


·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 29th of March, 2022, 45 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
  • Till date, 255,341cases have been confirmed, 249,566 cases have been discharged, and 3,142 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  • The 45 new cases are reported from 6 States- Lagos (27), FCT (10), Rivers (3), Bauchi (2), Kaduna (2) and Kano (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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