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G4S Security/Information update 3rd August 2022

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Gunmen release 15 abducted Enugu residents

After paying a N2 million ransom, gunmen released 15 residents kidnapped in Mgbuji Eha-Amufu, a community in Enugu State’s Isi-Uzo Local Government Area.

According to reports, on July 18, gunmen suspected of being herders abducted residents of the community as they were walking to their farms.

On Tuesday, the community spokesperson acknowledged the development.

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Gunmen release 15 abducted Enugu residents

Amotekun arrests 45 suspected criminals in Ondo

The Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Operation Amotekun, paraded 45 people on Tuesday for alleged kidnapping and armed robbery.

The suspects were arrested for a variety of offenses, including armed robbery, kidnapping, rape, and attempted murder, according to the corps.

The commander of the corps in the state, while parading the suspects at the command’s headquarters in Alagbaka, Akure, the state capital, said the state would not relent in its efforts to
rid the state of all forms of criminality.

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Amotekun arrests 45 suspected criminals in Ondo

Oyo Amotekun intercepts over 150 northerners

The Amotekun corps in Oyo State intercepted a truck carrying approximately 150 northerners travelling from Zamfara State in Ibadan yesterday.

According to reports, the travellers detained near the axis in Bodija market were on their way from Zamfara to Ogere in Ogun State. It was also reported that ten of the northerners bolted
when they saw the Amotekun personnel.

Interrogated at the Amotekun office, the truck driver stated that he was transporting the items and travellers to Ogere, Ogun State, and only offloaded some items at Bodija market.

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Oyo Amotekun intercepts over 150 northerners

In Kaduna, residents mistake Air Force helicopter for bandits

Residents of Kakuri, Nasarawa, Kurmi Gwari, Angwan Tarke, and Romi fled their homes on Tuesday after hearing the sound of a helicopter flying overhead.

Residents who were initially busy with their daily routines took cover, fearing that the bandits had devised another method to attack them.

They claimed they could no longer trust anyone, including the government or security forces, and claimed that the majority of the attacks were backed by some of the country’s most powerful
people.

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In Kaduna, residents mistake Air Force helicopter for bandits

SPDC to deploy drones to monitor pipelines

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has agreed to purchase drones to monitor its pipelines and wellheads in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.

SPDC’s General Manager, External Relations, announced this at a news conference in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

He stated that the company decided to purchase drones due to frequent attacks on its pipelines, which resulted in massive revenue losses due to the activities of oil thieves and pipeline vandals.

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SPDC to deploy drones to monitor pipelines

Falana, Soyinka support the idea of ousting Buhari

Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Prize winner, and Femi Falana, a human rights attorney, have backed the PDP senators’ call for President Muhammadu Buhari to be removed from office.

The two spoke on Tuesday during an interactive event held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Abeokuta Club.

The PDP senators had given the president a six-week deadline to find a solution to the nation’s security problems or face impeachment. They were joined by some of their APC colleagues and
their House of Representatives counterparts.

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Falana, Soyinka support the idea of ousting Buhari

Train Attack: Gunmen release five more captives

On Tuesday, the gunmen who stormed a train headed for Kaduna in March and kidnapped a number of passengers released five more hostages.

The hostages were freed after the terrorists freed four of the victims on Monday of last week.

The release of the five hostages was confirmed by a newspaper publisher who had previously negotiated the release of some of the captives.

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Train Attack: Gunmen release five more captives

Why we are yet to restore services in Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor — Minister

The Minister of Transportation stated that the need to rescue the abducted passengers on the AK-9 train who are still being held captive is one of the reasons train operations on the route
have yet to resume.

This was stated by the minister yesterday during a familiarisation tour of the Idu and Kubwa train stations in Abuja.

It is critical to find those kidnapped Nigerians and reunite them with their families, he said. Otherwise, it will appear that the government is not sensitive, whereas the government is not
only sensitive but is doing everything possible to reunite those affected by the abduction with their families. First and foremost, I believe this is an important step.

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Why we are yet to restore services in Abuja-Kaduna rail corridor — Minister

Kogi gov orders brothels’ shutdown, bans facemask

To ensure proper identification of people in the state, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has banned the wearing of face masks in public places.

The Governor made the announcement during an emergency security meeting in Lokoja on Tuesday. The Governor issued the order during a meeting with all first and second-class traditional rulers
in the state, including local government council chairmen.

He urged all traditional rulers to protect their domains and clean out all the nooks and crannies.

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Kogi gov orders brothels’ shutdown, bans facemask

Security threat: Ekiti CP orders reinforcements

Yesterday, the Police Commissioner, Ekiti Command, ordered security reinforcements in all of the state’s border towns.

Addressing reporters in Ado-Ekiti, the police chief stated that the command is not dismissing the alert, despite the fact that it is still rumour and conjecture. He stated, We received the
alert like every other Nigerian, but we are not laughing at it.

The Police Commissioner, speaking through the Police Public Relations Officer, stated that in collaboration with other sister agencies and local security architectures, he had increased security
in all border towns.

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Security threat: Ekiti CP orders reinforcements

Edo police rescue three kidnap victims

On Tuesday, the Edo State Police Command announced the rescue of three kidnapped victims in the state.

According to a statement issued by the Deputy Police Public Relations Office, the victims were rescued in Akoko-Edo on Monday. This was in response to credible information provided by good
Nigerians that hoodlums dressed in Army camouflage attacked two vehicles along the Ibillo/Ikiran-Ore Road, emerged from the bush, and whisked six passengers from the vehicles into the bush.

Upon receiving the information, the Divisional Police Officer, Ibillo, mobilised and swung into action immediately, in collaboration with the military and vigilantes.

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Edo police rescue three kidnap victims

Bauchi Police rescue two teenagers from kidnappers

According to the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, the Command rescued two people from kidnappers in Alkaleri forest.

The operation was carried out on July 31st by a patrol team in the Alkaleri Division in collaboration with Danga security on Rescue Mission.

According to the Commissioner, they encountered suspected kidnappers armed with rifles and engaged in battle, rescuing two of the kidnapped victims of Garin Bakwai village in Maimadi ward and recovering four motorcycles
from the kidnappers.

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Bauchi Police rescue two teenagers from kidnappers

In Imo, Gunmen kill 82-year-old ex-policeman

Gunmen assassinated an 82-year-old retired police officer.

The deceased’s son confirmed on Tuesday that his father was killed on Friday at Ubaha Okporo Community in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State by a two-member gang riding on a motorcycle.

He claimed that his father was shot in the chest and two other places on his body at close range.

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In Imo, Gunmen kill 82-year-old ex-policeman

Flood: 3 killed, 4 injured in Yobe

A flash flood caused by heavy rain has killed three people and injured four others across Yobe State.

The Executive Secretary of the Yobe State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) disclosed this while providing flood updates across the state’s ten affected local government areas.

Damaturu, Yunusari, Fika, Geidam, Karasuwa, Jakusko, Yusufari, Bade, Potiskum, and Nangere are among the LGs affected by the latest disaster, according to him.

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Flood: 3 killed, 4 injured in Yobe

Court remands three alleged arms dealers in Benue

On Tuesday, a Makurdi Magistrates’ Court ordered the remand of three men in a correctional facility for alleged possession of offensive weapons.

The three men were charged with terrorism and possessing offensive weapons by the police. The suspects’ plea for lack of jurisdiction was rejected by the Magistrate.

The Magistrate ordered that they should be held in the Makurdi Correctional Centre pending legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP) office.

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Court remands three alleged arms dealers in Benue

EFCC informant collected money from suspected fraudsters

An Economic and Financial Crimes Commission informant was charged in Lagos before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court for allegedly obtaining N2.6 million from suspected
Internet fraudsters in exchange for protection from the commission’s arrest.

The informant was charged with four counts of obtaining money by deception in violation of Section 1(3) of the Advance Fee Fraud and Other Fraud Related Offences Act No. 14 of 2006.

The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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EFCC informant collected money from suspected fraudsters

VGC, Awka drug busts

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has announced the closure of two major clandestine laboratories in Lagos and Anambra States, where crystal methamphetamine, also known as Mkpuru Mmiri
in local parlance, was produced for local distribution and export.

Following the outbreak of crystal methamphetamine abuse in the last quarter of 2021, primarily in the South East, and the demand for assistance from many communities in the region, the agency
said it deployed all available assets to find the primary source of the drug’s manufacturing in Nigeria and arrest the barons behind it.

During a press conference in Abuja, the Chairman of the NDLEA announced the breakthrough.

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VGC, Awka drug busts

Kano police arrest suspected drug dealer

A 29-year-old suspected drug dealer was apprehended by Kano State police in Rijiyar Zaki Quarters Kano.

The spokesman of the command disclosed this in a statement, During an intelligence-led stop-and-search along Ahmadu Bello Way in Kano, operatives intercepted an unregistered white Honda Accord
2016 model containing 5,000 packets of suspected Tramadol tablets worth over N25 million, he said.

He stated that the suspect admitted to transporting Tramadol tablets from Onitsha, Anambra State, with the intent of selling them in Kano.

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Kano police arrest suspected drug dealer

In Abia, youths protest against Ebubeagu

The current wave of insecurity in the South-East has drawn the attention of youth leaders in Aba, Abia State, who have launched a protest against the Ebubeagu security outfit.

The youths accused the Ebubeagu outfit of being a militia set up by some governors to annihilate Igbo youths under the auspices of the Coalition of South East Youth Leaders.

The protest began on Faulks Road in Aba and progressed to Okigwe Road, Azikiwe Road, Asa Road, and ended on the Aba-Owerri Road.

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In Abia, youths protest against Ebubeagu

Two fighters crushed to death on Lagos expressway

On Tuesday, two men were killed while fighting on the Oshodi-Oke inward Gbagada Expressway in Lagos State.

According to reports, the victim was fighting on the expressway when they were both hit by an oncoming vehicle.

The Nigeria Police, Lagos Response Unit paramedics, and other agencies were among the first responders at the scene, according to the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency.

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Two fighters crushed to death on Lagos expressway

Five die in Cross River auto crash

A truck carrying cement collided with a Toyota Picnic van, killing some of the van’s occupants.

According to reports, the fatal accident occurred on Tuesday in Ibiae, Biase LGA, Cross River State. The driver and passengers were said to have arrived in Yakurr from Ekori, where the bus
was loaded.

The crash and casualties were confirmed by the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps’ state Sector Command.

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Five die in Cross River auto crash

16 dead, five injured in Lagos auto crash

In the early hours of Tuesday, a crash involving two vehicles along Alaro City, Epe area of Lagos State claimed 16 lives and injured five.

The crash involved 23 male adults, 16 of whom died, five of whom were critically injured, and two of whom suffered no injuries.

The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos Command, confirmed the accident and stated that it occurred at 03:00 a.m. and was caused by impaired visibility due to reckless driving.

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16 dead, five injured in Lagos auto crash

Tipper kills a 60-year-old motorcyclist in Kogi

A commercial motorcycle rider, 60, and father of 30 died when a tipper rammed into his motorcycle near Ganaja junction in Lokoja, Kogi State.

The accident happened on Monday and killed the passenger.

According to an eyewitness, the accident was caused by the reckless riding of a commercial tricycle, which left his lane to avoid hitting a motorcycle but was hit by another truck heading to the Ajaokuta axis.

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Tipper kills a 60-year-old motorcyclist in Kogi


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 28th July to 1st August 2022, 496 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria as stated on the official website of NCDC.
  •  
  • Till date, 261473 cases have been confirmed, 254953 cases have been discharged and 3,147 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory
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  • The 496 new cases are reported from 15 States- Lagos (171), Rivers (155), FCT (73), Delta (41), Kaduna (23), Oyo (7), Nasarawa (6), Cross River (5), Ekiti (4), Kano (4), Niger (2), Plateau (2), Abia (1), Bauchi (1), and Bayelsa (1)

 

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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