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G4S Security/Information update 2nd August 2022

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Taraba, Plateau bandits kill 10, amputate baby

Bandits attacked Joro Manu village in Taraba State’s Gassol Local Government Area on Sunday, killing three people and kidnapping six others.

Seven people were also killed by gunmen suspected of being herdsmen in Plateau State’s Jos South LGA. According to residents of Joro Manu village, the attackers arrived on motorcycles around 2 p.m. and shot anyone in sight.

The incident was confirmed by the acting Taraba State Police Public Relations Officer.

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One dies as kidnappers fling victims into river

Unidentified gunmen abducted and threw some of their victims off a bridge into a drainage channel.

According to reports, the incident occurred on Sunday in Alor, Anambra State’s Idemili South Local Government Area. The victims were said to have been kidnapped along the Nnobi-Nnewi Road and taken to Alor before being thrown into the Obiaja River.

The incident was confirmed by the Anambra State Police Command’s spokesperson.

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Suspected IPOB member killed, police recover rifle

On Monday, a suspected member of the Indigenous People of Biafra was killed in a gunfight with Delta State Police Command officers.

According to reports, the incident occurred at Ogbada Quarters on the Illah-Akwukwu-Igbo Road in the state’s Oshimili Local Government Area.

According to the state Commissioner of Police, a police patrol team attached to Illah division was attacked by three armed men suspected to be members of the proscribed IPOB while on stop and search at Ogbada Quarters along Illah-Akwukwu-Igbo Road.

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Eight relatives killed in Plateau attack

In Danda Chugwi, Jos South Local Government Area, Plateau State, gunmen killed eight members of the same family and injured two others.

According to witnesses, the attack occurred overnight on Sunday. The incident was confirmed by the secretary of the Berom Youth Moulders (BYM).

According to the Berom Youth Moulders, the attackers entered the compound around 9 p.m. Sunday night and began shooting sporadically, killing eight people.

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In Katsina, police reinstate ban on motorcycles operations

The Katsina State Police Command has reinstated the state-wide ban on motorcycle movement.

Four months ago, the state government temporarily relaxed the restriction to allow easy movement during the Ramadan season.

The Police Command Spokesman said in a statement on Monday that the enforcement was in response to an increase in the number of attacks and threats by terrorists and other criminals using motorcycles.

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Vigilantes allegedly lynch a Qur’anic teacher in Kano

On Sunday, members of a vigilante group allegedly lynched a Qur’anic teacher in Dabai, a community in Kano’s Gwale Local Government Area.

The teacher was a well-known Qur’anic instructor in the community, with hundreds of Almajiri students. He was beaten to death at the vigilante’s office, according to reports, after an unidentified woman accused him of stealing a child.

The son of the deceased teacher confirmed that the vigilante group’s commander had been arrested for the alleged crime.

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Insecurity: APC senator demands the resignation of NSA, service chiefs

An All Progressives Congress (APC) senator has demanded the resignation of all security chiefs in the wake of the country’s recent terrorist attacks.

The Senator saw the country’s insecurity as a sign of leadership failure at all levels.

The Senator, focusing on the National Security Adviser (NSA), stated that many of the terrorist attacks witnessed during the current administration could have been avoided if all relevant agencies had acted on intelligence as appropriate.

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Economic sabotage: 13 Naval officers, ratings face General Court Martial

The Nigerian Navy has charged 13 officers and ratings before a General Court Martial at the Western Naval Command headquarters in Lagos with a variety of offences ranging from conspiracy with crude oil thieves to pipeline vandalism and other maritime infractions.

According to a source, among those facing the Naval Court Martial are some officers who conspired with residents of some oil-producing communities in the Niger Delta, including traditional leaders, to run suspected illegal refineries using syphoned crude oil.

According to a senior officer, the Navy has routinely warned its personnel to avoid any involvement or compromise with oil thieves.

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Army allegedly dehumanised town union President in Enugu

Officers of the Nigerian Army enforcing a curfew imposed by the state government on the people of Enugu State’s Igbo-Eze North Local Government Area have allegedly dehumanised a Town Union President of Imufu community in the council area.

The President, a retired Deputy Superintendent, stated that his problem began when a yet-to-be-identified Army Major commanding the troops enforcing the curfew invited him to his office to demand a list of members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPoB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, who were allegedly operating in his area.

According to reports, after telling the army officer that he had no knowledge of the above-mentioned groups’ operations in his area, he allegedly began brutalising him, hitting him with a bench and tying his hands like a common criminal.

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Gunmen kidnap gold miner in Osun

A gold miner and his driver were abducted along the Ilesa-Osogbo road in Osun State.

According to sources close to the kidnap victims, the pair was abducted on Friday evening. The victim, who usually works in gold mining communities around Ilesa, lives in Osogbo with his family and was said to be on his way home when he was kidnapped.

According to reports, the kidnappers contacted the family and demanded N100 million.

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Police recapture Kuje prison escapee

The Niger State Police Command has apprehended another inmate who escaped from the Kuje Custodial Center in Abuja during a terrorist attack in the state.

According to the state Police Public Relations Officer, the suspect was rearrested on Monday as a result of a tip. He stated that the escapee was apprehended by police operatives assigned to the Command’s Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU).

The arrest, he says, is part of the command’s ongoing effort to apprehend escaped inmates from the Kuje Custodial Centre during the jailbreak.

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In Jigawa, enraged youths killed two thieves

Irate youth have killed two suspected thieves at Malamarwar Taura Village in Jigawa State’s Taura Local Government Area.

The incident was confirmed by a police spokesman. According to him, an enraged mob beat two unknown suspected thieves to death with sticks and cutlasses over the alleged theft of domestic animals.

He stated that after police received the report, a team of officers was dispatched to the crime scene, and the bodies were transported to General Hospital Ringim and certified dead by a medical doctor.

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In Lagos, EFCC arrests 24 suspected internet fraudsters

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s Lagos Zonal Command has arrested 24 suspected internet fraudsters.

They were apprehended on July 28, 2022, at Silver Spring Estate in Agungi, Lagos, after credible intelligence on the activities of some members of an Organised Cybercrime Network involved in computer-related fraud led to their arrest.

Upon their arrest, exotic automobiles, cellphones, and laptops were found on them.

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NCAA concerned over poor infrastructure, insecurity

According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), some factors are affecting nighttime flight operations.

The federal agency cited a lack of funds, inadequate infrastructure, and insecurity. According to the NCAA’s Director-General, airports planning to operate after dusk required significant financial investment as well as compliance with aircraft landing and take-off conditions.

According to the NCAA, security risks and traffic volume must be taken into account in 24-hour airport operations.

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Armed bandits block Enugu-P’Harcourt highway

Many passengers were reportedly kidnapped by herdsmen who blocked the Enugu-Port Harcourt highway between the Leru junction and the Ihube axis.

According to reports, the gunmen abducted all of the passengers on three buses. The heavily armed bandits are said to have attacked a team of soldiers dispatched to the scene in response to a distress call.

They allegedly set fire to the military van and injured two soldiers before herding all occupants of three buses they kidnapped into the bush.

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FRSC begin enforcement on unregistered motorcycles

The Acting Corps Marshal has issued directives to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) 37 Sector Commanders to begin full-force enforcement on any motorcycle seen without proper registration.

According to a statement issued on Monday by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, the directive was issued in response to the Federal Government’s order to clamp down on the horde of unregistered motorcycles on Nigerian roads.

The order was required due to the current state of insecurity and the need to reduce it by halting the continuous operation of these categories of vehicles without registration on our roads.

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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 26th to 27th July 2022, 213 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.

  • Till date, 260977 cases have been confirmed, 253690 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory

  • The 213 new cases are reported from 12 States- Edo (77), Oyo (32), Kaduna (27), Rivers (27), Delta (13), Kano (9), Cross River (7), Imo (7), Ekiti (6), Sokoto (4), Bayelsa (2), and Nasarawa (2)

 

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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