G4S Security/Information update 2nd June 2022

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INFORMATION BULLETIN 2ND JUNE, 2022.

ARMED ATTACK

 


BORNO STATE

 

Hunters kill boko haram commander, deputy in Borno, retrieve weapons.

A group of hunters, popular in
Borno
for fighting armed robbers and kidnappers, earlier in the week shot and killed a Boko Haram commander and his deputy during a gun duet in Shafa Taku village, in the southern part of the state.

The two commanders were known for leading a gang of the proscribed group to perpetrate terror on rural communities in the area.

From Shaffa Taku, the Islamist militants set out every day to terrorise folks in Mandaragirau in Biu local government, Sabon Gari in Damboa and other fringe villages in Askira-Uba
council areas.

Residents said they forcefully collect taxes, loot foodstuff and rustle livestock in these communities.

They have killed many villagers as well, PREMIUM TIMES was told.

To put an end to the unbridled act of terror, the community contacted the hunters’ group under the leadership of a man, Yohanna, to come to their aid.

The hunters reportedly stormed the Shafa Taku axis of Sambisa Forest, where they confronted the insurgents.

“Yes, we acted on intelligence about the movement of insurgents given residents,” Mr Yohanna said.

Mr Yohanna, said he and his men moved into action upon receiving the information about the terrorists.

“I mobilised my team and stormed the spot at Shaffa Taku, a deserted community in Damboa and luckily we sighted the terrorists numbering more than 20, riding on motorcycles,” he
said.

“We engaged them in a gun battle, and we were able to kill the Commander and his Deputy, while several others fled with gunshot wounds.

“We also recovered one motorcycle and one AK47 rifle from the terrorists. Presently, I have informed the authorities of the 231 Battalion in Biu, and we are going to meet today (Tuesday)
for onward handing over of the recovered AK47 rifle and the motorcycle,” he said.

Boko Haram or the West African branch of the terror group,
Islamic
State (ISWAP)
, has led an insurgency against the Nigerian state since 2009.

The group, whose stated aim is to turn Nigeria into an Islamic caliphate, has caused the death of over 35,000 people mainly in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa states, where it is most active,
according to Global Center for the Responsibility to Protect, a non-governmental group that mobilizes international help for communities at risk of mass criminal acts.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/534290-hunters-kill-boko-haram-commander-deputy-in-borno-retrieve-weapons.html


ABIA STATE

Abia community protest kidnappings by alleged herdsmen, demand relocation of cattle market.

Hundreds of youths of Isuochi in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, Wednesday, took to the streets to protest against incessant kidnappings by suspected herdsmen in the area.

This comes barely 24 hours after the release of the Prelate of the Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence Samuel Uche and two other clerics, who were kidnapped in the community on Sunday.

Uche said a ransom of N100 million was paid to secure their release.

The irate youths who stormed the Umunneochi council headquarters at Nkwoagu Isuochi where they conveyed their grievances to the council chairman, carried placards with various inscriptions.

Decked in black attire and chanting war songs, the embittered youths decried the menacing activities and atrocities allegedly carried out by herdsmen in the area.

The inscriptions on the displayed placards include: “Enough is enough”, ” Garki cattle market must go”, and “Army should open Ihube/Isuochi road”.

Comrade Divine Uche, who led the youths of Umunneochi, reportedly told the council chairman that they would no longer tolerate the continued harassment, torture and kidnapping of
their people for ransom, allegedly by herdsmen in the area.

While accusing security agents, especially the Nigerian Army of aiding the murderous group on the prowl in the area, the youths demanded the immediate relocation of Lokpanta regional
cattle market which they alleged provides cover for the criminals instead of deterring them.

The youths also demanded that the military checkpoint at Lomara junction should be removed and the barricade by the soldiers blocking the Ihube/Isuochi Road cleared without delay
so that motorists will be plying the route again.

According to them, the presence of the military checkpoint in the area has not stopped kidnappings and other criminal activities of the suspected herdsmen. They said rather, abductions
for ransom go on with impunity under the nose of the security agents in the area.

The youths vowed that if after seven days their demands were not met, they might be forced to take the law into their hands to protect their people against criminal herders on the
prowl in the area.

One of the demonstrators, Mrs Chetachi Obi-Nwoke, said that the locals now live in fear of herdsmen who have been terrorizing the people.

She challenged security agencies to rise to the occasion to prevent angry youths from taking the law into their hands.

Responding, Chief of Staff to the Council Chairman, Mr Emmanuel Azubuike, who said his boss had gone to Umuahia for a security meeting with the governor, thanked the youths for their
peaceful comportment and promised to convey their message to the chairman.

He noted with concern, the atrocities of alleged herdsmen in the area and the docility of security agencies.

He expressed sadness that the efforts of the council to open up the Ihube/Isuochi Road were being frustrated by the soldiers at Lomara military checkpoint, who insisted that the
council must first complete a perimeter fence of their post there.

He said, “The council has done over 80% of the work but it is regrettable that the soldiers have continued to frustrate our efforts to complete the project.

“Cement bought by the council for the work was even destroyed by rain due to the hostile attitude of the soldiers.”

Azubuike said “the council is already overwhelmed by the security challenges in the area”.

“We can only appeal to both the state and federal governments to come to our rescue,” he added.

http://saharareporters.com/2022/06/01/abia-community-protests-kidnappings-alleged-herdsmen-demands-relocation-cattle-market

SECURITY AND SAFETY TIPS

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Individuals are advised to remain vigilant, vary daily schedules and itineraries, and refrain from sharing personal information

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with unknown persons to limit the risk of being targeted by potential kidnappers.

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The Security situation in Nigeria remains complex. G4S Professional security advice and support should be sought for personal

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and corporate security and before traveling to these high-risk regions of Nigeria.

COVID-19

 
 
  • On the 2nd of June 2022, No new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date,
  • 256,028
  • cases have been confirmed,
  • 250,036
  • cases have been discharged, and 3,143 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal
  • Capital Territory.

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES.

  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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