CGL Security Briefs: Week Ended 14th June 2024.

Jun 15, 2024Security Updates




·       On 11th June. 2024, the bodies of five workers who died at a three-story building construction site recovered by rescuers in the Obingwu community, Ukwa West LGA of Abia State.  The Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Prince Okey Kalu, confirmed the incidents. He said the government received the sad news and mobilised all the relevant agencies and departments for emergency response.


·       On 11th June. 2024, the Akwa Ibom State Police Command confirmed the death of a final year student, identified as saviour, Electrical Electronic Department at the Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua. who was shot by suspected armed Robbers.


·       On 10th June. 2024, operatives of the Delta State Police Command arrested four suspected armed robbers in Sapele LGA and along Issele-Asagba Express Way in Aniocha North LGA respectively with assorted arms. The suspects identified as Blessing Atima (23), who is the gang leader, Destiny Okpako (23), Wisdom Akpohirowho (20) and one Usman Bello (40). The Public Relation Officer of the Command, SP Bright Edafe disclosed, this in Asaba, he said, items recovered from the suspects are one locally made fabricated Beretta pistol, one Beretta pistol, one locally cut-to-size gun.

·       On 11th June. 2024, the Delta State Police Operatives intercept two suspected interstate armed robbers, Amaechi Micheal (42) and Ogochukwu Ogbode (38).   the spokesman of the Delta State Police Command confirmed the arrest. He said the suspects sneaked in from across the River Niger to Asaba at night, broke into and looted shops and took their loot back to Port Harcourt, River State, adding that effort was on to arrest the receivers of the stolen items.

·       On 11th June. 2024, operatives of the Delta State Police Command arrested a 55-year-old, Ufoma Omene, in Ughelli also a member of the Eiye confraternity over alleged gunrunning. The spokesman of the command, SP Bright Edafe, disclosed. He said a locally fabricated AK-47 rifles with a revolver -like magazine, 13 rounds of 7.6mm ammunition were recovered from the suspects residence.

·       On 14th June. 2024, the Delta State Police Command arrested seven suspected armed robbers, John Dalami (25), Musa Suleiman (25), Abdullahi Jibril (20), Solomon Uchechukwu (24), Yusuf Joda (21), Egboka Chukwu Charles (21) and Wisdom Sylvester (21). SP Bright Edafe, confirmed the development. He added that the suspects were sequel to complaint from the B Division, Asaba, of house-to-house robbery incidents received from residents of Bonsaac, Okwe and other areas in the metropolis.


·       On 10th June. 2024, three soldiers attached to Okomu Oil Palm Plc in Ovia South-West Local Government were reportedly shot and injured by gunmen suspected to be cult group and Okaigheles. The Commissioner for Communication and Orientation Edo State, Chris Nehikhare, disclosed. Governor Godwin Obaseki condemned the attack on military personnel.

·       On 10th June. 2024, suspected kidnapper killed in Awonyemi community in Okpella in Etsako East LGA of Edo State.  when contacted, the Edo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Funsho Adegboye, said he was in a meeting with officers and would get back on the incident.

·       On 13th June. 2024, the Edo State Police Command has commenced an investigation of its officer allegedly involved in a kidnapping incident in Uromi, Esan North-East LGA. The Edo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Funsho Adegboye, confirmed that the command was aware of the protest and that the officer implicated was under investigation.

·       On 13th June. 2024, a suspected kidnapper killed during a crossfire with vigilantes and hunters in Uromi in Esan North-East LGA of Edo State. three members of the victim’s kidnapping gang were said to have escaped with injuries following the shoutout.  The spokesman of the Edo State Police Command, Chidi Nwabuzor, promised to get back on the incident.


·       On 13th June. 2024, report has it that many commuters feared killed on multiple road accidents which involved nine vehicles, occurred at about 6.40 p.m. along the Ugwu Onyeama hilly road in Enugu State. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Enugu State, Mr. Adeyemi Sokunbi, confirmed the development. said bodies of the deceased victims had been deposited at a morgue in the state. Added, that the injured victims were currently receiving treatment at the Enugu State University of Science and Technology Teaching Hospital. 

·       On 14th June. 2024, Troops of the Nigeria military have continued raids on the hideouts and the training camps of outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) terrorists and its Eastern Security Network Affiliate. Defence Media Operations, Major-General Edward Buba, closed that no fewer than 25 suspects of the proscribed organization arrested.


·       On 11th June. 2024, operatives of the Imo State Police Command arrested a 27-Year-old woman, Oluchi Nzemechi, for allegedly stabbing her lover, Kelechi Nzemechi (31), with kitchen knife to death. The command’s spokesman, Henry Okoye, said the suspect claimed that her lover lured her into internet fraud, aka yahoo yahoo. He added that, “The suspect is currently undergoing an investigation at the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID).


·       On 14th June. 2024, report has it that a windstorm accompanied by a downpour has devastated Kaugama LGA of Jigawa State, resulting in the collapse of over 100 houses and the loss of other properties worth millions of naira. Musa Kaugama and Ali Haruna K victims described how the wind causes extensive damage to their properties. Dr. Haruna Mairiga, Executive Secretary of Jigawa State Emergency management Agency (SEMA), disclosed that a response team had been dispatched to assess the extent of the damage and provide relief to the affected families.             


·        On 10th June. 2024, five bandits neutralized by troops of Operation Whirl Punch (OPWP) in Dantarau area of Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State. Similarly, the Air Component of Operation Whirl Punch targeted bandit’s camps in Sabon Birnin Daji general area of Igabi LGA successfully hitting them. Samuel Aruwan, the state’s Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs disclosed. The governor of Kaduna State, Senator Uba Sani expressed satisfaction at this achievement and commended the troops.  

·        On 10th June. 2024, barely a week after three decomposed corpses of suspected bandits were found in Nasarawa-Azzara Forest in Kachia LGA after troops raided a bandits’ hideout, two more bullet-ridden corpses have been discovered in neighbouring Kuchimi Forest in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna. The spokesmen of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Hassan Mansu, was yet to confirm the development.

·        On 10th June. 2024, bandits kidnapped Reverend Father Gabriel Ukeh, the presiding priest of St. Thomas Parish in Zangon Kataf LGA of Kaduna State. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel Kazah, the Vicar General (Pastoral), in a statement, condemned the abduction and called for prayers for Father Ukeh’s safe release.  Police spokesperson in Kaduna, Mansir Hassan, confirmed the incident, saying security men have been deployed to the area.

·        On 13th June. 2024, scores of passengers were reportedly abducted after bandits opened fire on an 18-seater commercial bus at Bishini Junction, near Katari in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.  A resident of Katari, Saleh Ibrahim, said the incident around 9pm when the bandits emerged from the bush at a sharp bend and opened fire at the bus conveying passengers from Abuja to Kaduna. The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Hassan Mansur, was yet to confirm the incident as calls put across to him were not answered.

·        On 14th June. 2024, troops of Sector 6 of Operation Whirl Punched Launched an assault on the infamous terrorists, Alhaji Halidu, Alias Buharin Yadi, and his cohorts one of the deadliest bandit’s leaders terrorising Northern Nigeria. Mr. Samuel Aruwan, the overseeing Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, confirmed the development. He explained that the troops initiated the covert operation in response to intelligence reports on the terrorist’s movement from the Samunaka and Saulawa areas.


·       On 10th June. 2024, three people and a company arraigned by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) before a Federal High Court sitting in Kano, Kano State, over alleged manufacturing and selling of fake drugs. The Prosecution counsel, Oche M. Abutu, told the court that the syndicate was involved in the manufacturing, distribution and sales of several falsified medicines. He added that when the medicines were tested at the NAFDAC Kaduna laboratory, it was found out that there was no trace of medicines in the formulation.

·       On 10th June. 2024, suspected fraudsters who specialise in generating false bank alerts arrested. The State Police Command said 22 POS machines, 52 ATM cards, eight jerricans of diesel, six mobile phones recovered. The command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed arrest, he said following reports, Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Usaini Gumel, directed detectives to be on alert to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the perpetrators.

·       On 13th June. 2024, s Kano State Sharia court sitting at Hausawa Filin Hockey in Kano Metropolis remanded a man Abdullahi Muhammad, in a correctional facility for allegedly beating his wife to a pulp. The Khadi, Abdullahi Halliru, adjourned the case to Jun14 2024.   


·       On 11th June. 2024, at least 26 people including four police officers reportedly killed in an attack by bandits, armed with dangerous weapons in Gidan Boka village, Kankara LGA of Katsina State. the Police spokesperson in Katsina State, Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, confirmed the incident in a statement.

·       On 13th June. 2024, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) neutralised about 29 bandits and freed multiple kidnap victims, including the daughter of the Ruwan Godiya village head, in an airstrike conducted in the vicinity of Bakori Hills and Yartsintsiya, Kankara LGA of Katsina State. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Katsina State, confirmed the succeed recorded by the NAF.


·       On 14th June. 2024, operatives of the Kebbi State Police Command arrested and detained an inspector, Nura Ahmed, for allegedly killing a 20-year-old man on the Zamare-Yauri Road in Yauri LGA.  The spokesman of the command, SP Nafi’u Abubakar, disclosed this in a statement.  


·       On 11th June. 2024, report has it that a truck driver reportedly been shot dead by a soldier at a roadblock on the Oko-Olowo highway in Ilorin, Kwara State. A witness, Mr. Abiola, explained that trouble started when the truck drivers and soldiers who were putting tress on the road had disagreement. The chairman of Kware State chapter of the Road Transport Employees Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), Alhaji Abdulrahman Onikijipa confirmed the incident, but added that, “it’s not our jurisdiction”.

·       On 14h June. 2024, information has it that professor of guidance and counseling at the University of Ilorin (UniIlorin), Mary Grace Fajonyomi, said that a student hacked his father’s bank account, withdrew over N25 million from his gratuity and used part of the money to play Bet9ja and organised a party for his girlfriend, in a keynote address at a stakeholders dialogue themed: “Stemming the Tide of Socia Vices Among Students: Panacea for Growth”, organised by the Kwara State Government. 


·       On 10th June. 2024, operatives of the National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) incepted five parcels containing illicit drugs concealed in women’s clothes and synthetic hair going to the United States and United Kingdom at the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos. Spokesman of NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said the seized drugs included 620 ampoules of pentazocine injection and promethazine which were handled by a courier firm in Lagos. Also intercepted a consignment of 175,000 bottles of codeine imported from India.

·       On 14th June. 2024, Detectives from Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos State, arrested 20-armed robbery suspects and recovered weapons during a coordinated operations along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway following numerous complaints by garri and rice dealers whose vehicles and shops were allegedly attacked by the suspects. The assistant Inspector General (AIG), Olatoye Durosimi, disclosed that a total of 20 suspects, consisting of 18 men and two women, were apprehended during the operation aimed at clearing criminals from thee Long Brige end of the expressway. 


·       On 10th June. 2024, information has it that a woman and daughter have been reportedly swept away by flood waters following a downpour while mining gold behind the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Minna, the Niger State. Residents said that the remains of the victims were recovered in the water at Chanchaga Area, about 10km from the mining site. The Niger State Police spokesman, SP Wasiu Abiodun, said, “There is no official report of such incident to the Police.   

·       On 11th June. 2024, report has it that a gun duel between the soldiers and the bandits led two soldiers were injured on a military base in Tegina, Rafi LGA of Niger State. Alhaji Ayuba Usman Katako, Chairman of Rafi LGA confirmed the incident, saying the injured soldiers were receiving treatment at IBB Specialist Hospital in Minna.  

·       On 11th June. 2024, two students of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, identified simply as Mr. Bam and Aisha found dead in a room suspected to have eaten a poisonous food at the FMC Quarters in Bida town in Bida LGA.  The Niger State Police Command’s spokesperson, SP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident.

·       On 14th June. 2024, report has it that two people, a herder and a farmer, were killed in a violent clash between suspected Fulani herders and Gbagyi farmers in Kadna village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. The spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, could not be reached on telephone as at the time of filing this report.  


·       On 13th June. 2024, a suspected ritualist, Yusuf Adinohi (37), arrested by a combined security team at a checkpoint in the Ase area of Isua-Akoko in State for Allegedly being in possession of eight human skulls while on his way to Osun. The Commissioner of Police (CP) of Ondo, Abayomi Oladipo, confirmed the development, said the suspect was arrested during a stop-and-search exercise. 


·       On 13th June. 2024, the Yobe State Police Command recused a toddler who armed men intruded into the victim’s resident at Bungai Village, Buni Yadi, Gujba LGA, shooting with bow and arrow and firing guns threatening the inhabitants and forcefully whisked away the 3-year-old victim, Adamu Sani to an unknown destination. The Public Relation Officer of the Command, DSP Dungus Abdulkareem, confirmed the development.


·       On 10th June. 2024, four suspected kidnapers identify as Yahaya Abubakar, Mohammed Mohamed, Umar Aliyu and Nura Abdullahi who are ex-convict and reside at Kubwa apprehended when Operatives of a Joint Security Taskforce the FCT stormed bandits’ hideout at Gidan -Dogo and Kweti villages in Kachai LGA of Kaduna State. The FCT Police Commissioners, Benneth Igweh, who disclosed this at the command in Abuja.

·       On 10th June. 2024, the FCT Police Command napped two suspected kidnappers and recovered exhibits from them. The Commissioner of Police (CP), Benneth Igweh, who disclosed this during the parade of the suspects, he said the arrested following credible intelligence information that they were planning to kidnap a clergyman and an estate developer in Abuja.

·       On 11th June. 2024, vigilantes arrested two suspects over alleged possession of three stolen cows at the cattle market in Abaji, headquarters of Abaji Area Council of the FCT. A vigilante, identified as Idris, who confirmed the arrest said the suspects who were herders between the ages of 22 and 23, stole the cows from a Fulani settlement in Tungan-Sarki community in Dafa Ward in Kwali Area Council.

·       On 11th June. 2024, report has it that some hoodlums scaled a fence and stole a ram kept by one Malam Mundi Shuaibu for the Eid el-Kabir at Unguwar Sabon-Tasha in Abaji Area Council of the FCT….

·       On 13th June. 2024, a transformer vandalizer apprehended by residents of Senior Staff Quarters in Abaji Town in Area Council of the FCT. A resident, Salihu Usman, confirmed the incident and said three hoodlums invaded a transformer station in the area and attempted to steal cables. The spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, SP Adeh Josephine, was yet to react to the incident.

·       On 14th June. 2024, information has it that the police in the FCT apprehended six suspects namely Ndubuisi Okeh, Nafiu Tijjani, Nasiru Suleiman, John Njoku and Suleiman Musa, that allegedly specialise in selling registered SIM cards to kidnappers and other criminals in the nations. The FCT Commissioner of Police (CP), Benneth Igweh, who disclosed this while parading the suspects, said they were arrested by a team of detectives from the State Intelligence Department (SID) led by ACP Mohammed S, Baba. CP Igweh said over 1,100 registered SIM cards, three registration machines and other gadgets were recovered from the suspects.

·       On 14th June. 2024, report has it that armed robbers invaded a police station along Toto Road, killed an inspector simply identified as Abila, while some members of the gang proceeded to FirstBank branch located at the roundabout and started shooting sporadically. It was gathered that a combined team of police, soldiers, vigilante and hunters quickly mobilised to the scene and engage the robbers on a fierce gun battle, which led to killing of two among them. The FCT Police Commissioner, CP Benneth Igweh, in company of police officers, arrived at the scene and   confirmed that two of the robbers were shot dead during exchange of gunfire with security operative.


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