G4S Security/Information update 6th June 2022

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INFORMATION BULLETIN 6TH JUNE, 2022.

ARMED ATTACK

 


ONDO STATE

 

Daredevil terrorists attack Ondo church, kill 58 worshippers.

No fewer than 58 worshippers, including children, reportedly lost their lives after terrorists attacked Saint Francis Catholic Church in Owo,
Ondo State, yesterday morning. LEADERSHIP gathered that heavily-armed terrorists invaded the church and shot continuously into the crowd of worshippers during the church’s early morning service.

Some witnesses told LEADERSHIP that the invaders made use of both guns and explosive devices during the attack of the church very close to the Olowo of Owo’s Palace.

A source who does not want his name mentioned said, “They made use of IEDs when they attacked the church. They shot at many people within the premises. My cousin was shot in the
leg during the attack. She has been rushed to the hospital.

“My grandmother was quite lucky because she was among the first people to leave the church as soon as the Mass came to an end. The service had actually ended when the men attacked.

“As soon as they began shooting and making use of explosives, the members that were still within the church hall quickly shut the doors. The people that were mostly attacked were
the members that had already left the premises.

Another source identified as Olabamiji said some of the gunmen disguised themselves as worshippers in the church during the Sunday Mass but later opened fire at the worshippers.

Olabamiji, who added that the terrorists threw dynamites into the church, said, “We saw them, they didn’t cover their faces. Initially, we thought they were going into the church
for the service, not knowing that they were gunmen. Suddenly, we heard gunshots; they directed the guns at anyone on sight, particularly women and children.

“During the period the attack lasted, we did not see any security operative to confront the attackers. We could not even count their number because everybody ran for safety. This
is very unfortunate. The attackers fled immediately after they were done and they were not checked.”

Speaking on the incident, some workers of the Federal Medical Center, Owo, disclosed that the casualties brought to the hospital were over 50.

According to some of them who spoke to LEADERSHIP, some of the victims brought there were already dead while others were still alive.

They said, “They are still bringing people to the hospital. Some have been confirmed dead while others are still breathing. But for now, I can’t specify the number of those that
died.”

Also, a nurse with St. Louis Hospital, Owo, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed that many casualties were brought to the hospital and he was able to count 12 that were
dead on arrival.

Another source who also spoke on condition of anonymity hinted that the whole area was enveloped with tension and panic.

According to him, “The church that was attacked was at the back of the palace and we are still wondering how gunmen could carry out such an attack at the central eye of the town.
This is unbelievable.”

Narrating the incident, one of the priests in the church, Rev. Father Andrew Abayomi, said the terrorists struck as the day’s service was about to end.

“We were about to round off service. I had even asked people to start leaving; that was how we started hearing gunshots from different angles.

“We hid inside the church but some people had left when the attack happened. We locked ourselves in the church for 20 minutes. When we heard that they had left, we opened the church
and rushed victims to the hospital,” he said.

Also, the Ondo State Catholic Diocese has described the incident as sad, adding that while the Holy Mass was going on, unknown gunmen attacked the church, leaving many dead, many
others injured and the church violated.

According to a statement issued by the Rev. Fr. Augustine Ikwu, Director of Social Communications, the identity of the perpetrators remains unknown while the situation has left the
community devastated.

He, however, said, for now, security agencies had been deployed to the community to handle the situation.

Ikwu said, “At this point in the history of our dear country Nigeria, we need God’s intervention to restore peace and tranquility.

“Meanwhile, all the priests and bishop in the parish are safe and none was kidnapped as the social media has it. Nonetheless, let us continue to pray for them and the good people
of Owo and the state at large.

“We turn to God to console the families of those whose lives were lost to this distressing incident, and we pray for the departed souls to rest in peace. Amen.”

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the incident happened at 11:30am, while the Church service was ongoing.

According to her, preliminary investigation revealed that the assailants approached the church during the service, started shooting from outside the church while others, numbering
about four, shot directly into the church.

She said, “The CP, while commiserating with the church, family of the deceased, the people of Owo and Ondo State Government, has ordered immediate deployment of armed and specialized
policemen to the area to restore normalcy and fortify the entire community.

“Meanwhile, the CP has equally ordered forensic investigation into the attack to ascertain the actual or remote cause(s) of the attack and for immediate arrest of the assailants
as all hands are required to forestall any similar attack in any part of the state.”

leadership.ng/daredevil-terrorists-attack-ondo-church-kill-58-worshippers/


FCT-ABUJA

Bandits invade Abuja estate, kidnap residents.

Suspected bandits in the early hours of today, Monday, attacked Efab Mini-Estate inside the bigger Genuine Estate in the Federal Capital Territory and operated from 1am to 4am before
abducting several residents of the estate.

Sources disclosed that the bandits, who were in large numbers, gained access to Genuine Estate after Efab Queens on 6th Avenue, Gwarinpa, and attacked the residents, brandishing
bows, arrows, and machetes.

Police Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, DSP Josephine Adeh, when contacted, said the case was probably a robbery case and not kidnap.

She, however, said operatives of the Command have been deployed to the scene to ascertain how the incident happened, adding that the public would be duly notified after details of
the incident had been ascertained.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2022/06/bandits-invade-abuja-estate-kidnap-residents/


KWARA STATE

Suspected terrorists kill two passengers, kidnap 10 in Kwara.

Two passengers who had boarded a coastal bus have reportedly been killed by suspected terrorists at Obbo-Aiyegunle-Osi Road in the Ekiti Local Government Area of Kwara State.

SaharaReporters learnt the registration number of the vehicle is ‘XC167MUN’.

The terrorists also kidnapped at least 10 other passengers on the bus.

SaharaReporters gathered that one of those killed by the gunmen was the driver, simply identified as Akeem.

Ajayi Okasanmi, the spokesperson for the state police command, while confirming the incident on Sunday, said, “On receipt of the information by the police in Obbo Aiyegunle, policemen,
vigilantes, local hunters and available members of sister agencies on the ground immediately raced to the scene in an effort to get the victims rescued.

“Bodies of the dead were retrieved and deposited at Carosi Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“The Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has given a marching order to the Area Commander and the divisional police officers covering the area to move into the bushes to ensure
that the kidnapped victims were rescued and the kidnappers arrested.

“Perpetrators of the crime would be smoked out from wherever they may be hiding. A-24 hourly patrol of the area in conjunction with other sister security agencies to boost the confidence
of the people and to also prevent any further attack in the area.”

Meanwhile, the Kwara State Government has appealed to the people of Obbo Aiyegunle to be calm in the wake of the gruesome incident that resulted in the death of two people and the
abduction of 10 others.

The government stated this in a statement released by the Commissioner for Communications, Bode Towoju on Sunday.

He said a reinforced security team comprising police, secret service and the military had been dispatched to support the existing security architecture in the area.

The incident comes a day after terrorists attacked St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State on Sunday, killing scores of worshippers.

Many people were also injured and fighting to survive in various hospitals in the state.

http://saharareporters.com/2022/06/06/suspected-terrorists-kill-two-passengers-kidnap-10-kwara


ANAMBRA STATE

Two passengers burnt to death in Anambra road accident.

Two passengers of a commercial bus were, on Sunday, burnt to death in an accident along Enugu-Onitsha expressway, Umuokpu, Awka,
Anambra
State
.

A witness told PREMIUM TIMES that the commercial bus caught fire after it collided with an SUV.

“Before we knew it, the fire spread to the other vehicle and people started running out of the vehicles,” the witness said.

The Chairman of Anambra State Fire Service, Martin Agbili, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

He said the incident happened at about 1:36 p.m.

He said Romchi Mass Transit bus and Lexus SUV RX350 were involved in the crash.

The fire chief said firefighters were quickly deployed to the area, following a distress call.

Two passengers lost their lives in the incident, while others rushed out of the vehicles, he said.

Mr Agbili said the fire fighters were able to prevent the inferno from spreading to other vehicles.

He, however, regretted that the heavy traffic along Amawbia flyover prevented the firefighters from arriving early at the scene of the accident.

“We would have saved a lot if not because of the chain traffic,” Mr Agbili said.

The accident occurred hours after a fire incident at a hotel in Awka.

The hotel fire reportedly started as a spark in an electric generator at about 4:47 a.m., before it completely burnt the generator house.

Mr Agbili said no life was lost in the hotel fire.

https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/top-news/535010-two-passengers-burnt-to-death-in-anambra-road-accident.html

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 6th of June 2022, 35 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria.

  • Till date,
  • 256,148
  • cases have been confirmed,
  • 250,065
  • cases have been discharged, and 3,143 deaths have been recorded in 36 states and the Federal
  • Capital Territory.

  • The 35 new cases are reported from 5 States-Lagos (24), Kano (5), FCT (3), Kaduna (2), and Rivers
  • (1)

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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