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G4S Security/Information update 31st March 2022

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INFORMATION BULLETIN 31ST MARCH, 2022.

ARMED ATTACK


KADUNA STATE

Kaduna: Bandits kidnap Customs officer,
son, nine others in Zaria.

Bandits stormed Kofar Gayan low-cost estate, Zaria, Kaduna, on Wednesday night and kidnapped a Customs officer, Muawiyya Gambo Turaki, and nine others.

Speaking to DAILY POST in Kaduna on Thursday, a resident in the community, Alhaji Shehu Usman, said all of a sudden, he heard sporadic shooting, and had to lie down in the mosque
where he went to pray.

According to him, the bandits who came around 9.00pm, were shooting indiscriminately to scare people away.

This is the second time bandits would invade Kofar Gayan and abduct people.

He said the bandits had invaded the neighborhood last year, abducted the wife of a Customs officer and a woman but released them after a N15 million ransom was paid.

The ward head of the area, Muhammadu Nazifi, who confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Thursday, said the bandits kidnapped Turaki and his son, Jamalu Muawiyya

He said, “They also kidnapped a woman, Jamila Usman and another boy also called Khalifah.

“However, about four of them later escaped and returned.”

Also speaking, one of the escapees, Yushau Isah, said about four of them escaped miraculously after trekking with the bandits for about five kilometers into the bush.

He narrated, “The abductors were eight in number and came on foot with sophisticated weapons. They struggled to speak the Hausa language to us but their language of communication
is Fulani.”

Isah said they managed to escape under the cover of the night.

“We attributed the abduction to the handiwork of informants because it seems their main target was the customs officer who arrived home from his duty post, just a day earlier,” he
said.

Bandits have been on the increase in Kaduna State since two weeks as no day passes without reports of bandits attack.

https://dailypost.ng/2022/03/31/kaduna-bandits-kidnap-customs-officer-son-nine-others-in-zaria/


FCT, ABUJA

Fire guts popular Abuja market, destroys
goods worth millions of naira.

The popular Karimo Market in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Karimo was on Thursday morning engulfed by fire.

Traders at the market are currently counting their losses as goods worth millions were destroyed in the inferno.

While the actual cause of the inferno is yet to be known, some of the traders claimed it started from a shop before spreading to others.

Firefighters are currently at the scene trying to salvage the situation, SaharaReporters learnt.

Last July, the market went up in flames, razing no fewer than 200 stalls.

http://saharareporters.com/2022/03/31/fire-guts-popular-abuja-market-destroys-goods-worth-millions-naira

BENUE STATE

-Gunmen attack Benue villages, kill many – Official.

The
Governor
of Benue State
, Samuel Ortom, has told residents of the state to defend themselves after the state government said that ‘several people’ were killed by suspected herders who attacked farming
communities in three local governments in the state.

Mr Ortom made this call in a statement released on Wednesday by his media aide, Nathaniel Ikyur, according to a report by Channels Television.

“There were coordinated attacks on Guma, Kwande, and Gwer West local government areas of the state on Tuesday, March 29th, 2022.

“A report from the team leader of security agencies in Kasekyo near Tse Torkula village in Guma local government said that suspected Fulani herders at about 0930 hours on Tuesday,
March 29th, 2022 shot one Turner Ajar and an unidentified elderly man who were on a motorcycle going to the farm.

“The team of Agro Rangers who were on patrol in the area tried to rescue the situation but unfortunately many had already been killed. Their corpses were taken and deposited at a
hospital in Gbajimba, Guma local government area of the state,” the statement read.

Mr Ikyur also said that in Kpankeeke, a suburb on the outskirts of Naka, the headquarters of Gwer West Local Government Area, gunmen, whom he claimed to be herdsmen, attacked the
community killing several people.

“Gory images of persons killed by another set of herdsmen littered the streets.

“The Agro Rangers team were alerted and they moved to the location alongside the Army and Police. The patrol team found the body of one Ahemba Apeelu, an aged man at a sawmill from
Saav/Ukusu council Ward who was slaughtered, and his throat slit.

“Others identified to have been killed by the invaders include Tersoo Yasough and that of a young lady known as Martha Ukange,” the statement added.

Benue State, an agrarian state, has been a hotbed of clashes between pastoralists and farmers for decades with hundreds of lives lost and several communities and farmland destroyed.

In 2017 Mr Ortom signed anti-open grazing law which is aimed at putting a stop to the incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen in the state but the clashes continue.

In January he signed an amendment to the law with more stringent penalties for violators of the law. He described the amended law as a “child of necessity, following killings, maiming
and destruction of villages by militia
herders.”

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/520980-gunmen-attack-benue-villages-kill-many-official.html

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

COVID-19

  • On the 31st of March, 2022, 74 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.
  • Till date, 255,415 cases have been confirmed, 249,606 cases have been discharged, and 3,142 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
  • The 74 new cases are reported from 9 States- Lagos (35), Bauchi (12), FCT (11), Abia (5), Kaduna (4), Kano (3), Plateau (2), Oyo (1) and Rivers (1)

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES.

  1. Use of non-physical greetings.
  2. Maintain at least 2 meters (6 feet) 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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