CGL Security Briefs: Week Ended 17 May 2024.

May 18, 2024Security Updates




·         On 17th May. 2024, ten (10) passengers killed at a police checkpoint at Amorji Lekwesi community in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abai State, along the Enugu-Port Harcourt expressway as a resulted of a trailer conveying larger container collided with a stationary 18-seater bus waiting for clearance. Efforts to reach the Abia State Police Public Relations officer for comment were unsuccessful.

·         On 17th May 2024, report has it that, three (3) children identify as Gideon Osinach 8-year-old, Divine Osinach 6-year-old and Israel Osinach 4-year-old, abducted by an unidentified motorcyclist in Amaba Ime Oboro, Ikwuano LGA of Abia State, leaving their parent in shock and anguish. The Police Public relation Officer (PPRO) of Abia state command, ASP Mauren Chinaka, confirmed the incident and said investigate the sad incident   



·         On 15th May. 2024, tension and confusion in the Amanuke community in the Awka North LGA of Anambra State following the alleged disappearance of seven hunters. The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Tochukwu Ikenga, yet to confirmed incident.

·         On 17th May. 2024, Reverend Father Basil Gbuzuo has been abducted by unidentified gunmen, a Catholic priest in the Onitsha Archdiocese of Anambra. Reacting to the development, the Anambra State Polic Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Tochukwu Ikenga, announced that the police were on a manhunt for the perpetrators.  


·         On 15th May. 2024, Abdullahi Sani, a resident of Unguwar Makara Hunta, Ningi LGA of Bauchi State has been sentenced to death by stoning for engaging in homosexuality by a Sharia Court in Ningi LGA of Bauchi State. the Judge Abdullahi Aliyu Doya, pronounced the death sentenced.


·         On 13th May. 2024, information has it that the military Joint Task Force in Niger Delta, Operation Delta Safe (OPDS), has uncovered 50 illegal refining sites at the Biseni Forest in Yenagoa Local Government of Bayelsa State. The operation was led by the Commander of OPDS, Rear Admiral John Okeke.


·         On 14th May. 2024, gunmen unleashed mayhem on the inhabitants in Ole’Adag’aklo village in Usha Council Ward of Agatu LGA of Benue State. The gunmen reportedly killed 11 people including a pregnant woman. The Police spokesperson in the state, SP catherine Anene, said she had not been informed of the incident. 

·         On 15th May. 2024, at least four killed, many inquired and numerous houses razed to the ground following a violent clash between two neighbouring communities in the Ohimini and Otukpo LGA of Benue State. Alfred Omakwu, Chairman of Otukpo LGA. Confirmed the incident, stating that the clash led to the loss of three lives. The Benue State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Catherine Anene, confirmed the incident.  

·         On 16th May. 2024, not less than 10 villagers reportedly killed when armed herders struck the Ogbaulu community around 9pm, in Agatu Local Government Area of Benue State. Yakubu Ochepo, the Council Charman of Agatu LGA confirmed the incident.

·         On 17th May. 2024, two people reportedly killed in a clash between rival cult groups in the rural town of Naka headquarters of Gwer west Local government Area of Benue state. Disagreement broke among the rival cultist and disrupted the peaceful atmosphere of rural town of Naka. The Council Chairman, Henry Agba, confirmed the incident and declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew to restored peace and normalcy. Efforts to obtain a comment from the State PPRO, SP Catherine Anene, were unsuccessful, as calls to her telephone went unanswered.


·         On 15th May. 2024, operatives of the Delta State Police Command arrested three suspects over armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism and illicit drugs, recovered one Beretta pistol, five live ammunition, an automatic pump action gun and a new AK-47 rifle with an empty magazine. The spokesman of the command, Bright Edafe, alleged that the suspects were linked to a series of kidnapping and armed robbery in Ughelli, Warri and Sapele. He listed the suspects as Yakubu Ya’u (20), who resides in Kaduna, Musa Yakubu (25) from Kogi state and Abdulahi Mohammed from Cameroon.


·         On 13th May. 2024, report has it that operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), arrested a 75-year-old man, Jibril Audu, with 7.5kg of Indian hemp in Oke-Asa village in Ijero-Ekiti LGA of Ekiti State. Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, confirmed the arrest. 

·         On 13th May. 2024, men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State arrested a man, Afolabi Ojo, over alleged rape of a four-year-old girl. The spokesman of NSCDC in the state, Tolu Afolabi, said a medical report confirmed that the hymen of the minor had been broken.

·         On 16th May. 2024, information has it that the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State, paraded 14 suspected fraudsters for members of the public with fake job offers. Mr. Agboola Sunday, the State’s Commandant of NSCDC, said the operatives of the counter terrorist’s unit of the command arrested members of the syndicate who specialised in duping people with fake job opportunities 


·         On 13th May. 2024, Abdulazeez Idris, a resident of Angwan Juma’a in Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna State has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping and killing his 6-year-old cousin, identified as Aisha Saidu, on her way to Islamiyah School when she was abducted. ASP Mansur Hassan, the state Police Public Relation Officer, confirmed the incident. He further explained that the Commissioner of Police, CP Audu Dabigi, had assured the public that the case would be diligently investigated to ensure justice is served. 

·         On 13th May. 2024, armed bandits shot two and abducted five herders at Taka-Lifiya, near the Janjala community in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna. The spokesman for the Kaduna State Police Command, SP Hassan Mansur is yet to confirm the incident.  

·         On 14th May. 2024, troops of the Nigeria Army’s Operation Whirl Punch neutralized four bandits, including a notorious bandits’ leader, Dogo Bangaji, and recovered a range of items including motorcycle, mobile phone, gas lighters, tobacco, assorted charms, and a polythene bag containing patrol in Giwa LGA of Kaduna State.  

·         On 15th May. 2024, the villagers around Iddah junction in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State woke up to see two unidentified corpses, which were dumped at the junction leading to the village by suspects bandits. No immediate response from the Kaduna State Police Command on the incident.

·         On 17th May. 2024, two famers identify as Magaji Dan Malama and Shehu Gambo were allegedly killed by suspected bandits in Gindan-Makeri, near Janjala community in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna state. The resident of Janjali, Labaran Illiyasu, who confirmed the incident, explained further that the bandits who came with AK47 rifles surrounded the famers, opened fire on them killed two and others escaped with injuries, he added that before the attack the bandits warned them to stay away from the land, that it was their camp. The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, SP Hassan Mansur, yet to confirm the incident.


·         On 14th May. 2024, report has it that three people killed in a fight between rival gangs in Darmanawa quatres, Tarauni LGA of Kano. Police spokesman in Kano, SP Haruna Kiyawa, said the police responded to a distress call and dispersed the armed hoodlums.

·         On 15th May. 2024, 11 suspected criminals nabbed around Sabon Gari, Fagge, Kantin, Kwari Market and Kofar Mata.  a midnight patrol by the joint operatives of security agencies attached to Kano State Government Taskforce and Phone Snatching and Illicit Drugs arrest the suspects. The spokesperson of the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ibrahim Idris Abdullahi disclosed.  

·         On 16th May. 2024, eight people confirmed dead and more than 20 rushed to Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital, Kano after 38-year-old Shafiu Abubakar set a mosque on fire while worshippers were observing the early morning prayer at about 5. 30am.


·         On 14th May. 2024, armed terrorists with sophisticated weapons and led by a terrorism kingpin, Ado Aleiru, attacked a military camp in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State, killed five soldiers and one vigilante by name Aliyu Tukur, 30years (old), and injured 11 others. The Director, Defence Media Operations, Edward Buba depicted “not reachable”.    

·         On 15th May. 2024, report has it that terrorists kidnapped over 80 people, looted shops, burnt houses and vehicles at Yar-Malamai village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State. This was barley 24hours after the attackers had killed some soldiers at the military camp in the area. There was no official statement from the government or the army regarding the latest incident.


·         On 15th May. 2024, six men identified as Isah Isma’il, (60), Ibrahim Umar, (45), Mustapha Sani (44), Tukur Bawa, (38) and Muktar Muhammed (28) arrested for raping a 12-year-old girl at Argungu LGA of Kebbi State.  the Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Nafi’u Abubakar, said the suspects were being investigated at the state Criminal Investigation Department. 


·         On 13th May. 2024, information has that 14 of the kidnapped students from Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, rescued from their Captors. The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Willaims Aya, disclosed in Lokoja, said efforts are still on to release of the remaining abducted students.

·         On 16th May. 2024, Isah Muhammed, a Sharon bus carrying 11 passengers around 3pm crashed into a shop on the Murtala Muhammed Way, opposite the Obasanjo Square, Lokoja, Kogi State. However, the passengers were quoted to have blamed the driver for reckless driving.  

·         On 16th May. 2024, report has it that the kidnappers of businesswoman, Bukola Awo, from Ejiba community in Yagba West LGA of Kogi State, demanded N20 million from her family. Efforts made to confirm the incident from the Kogi State police spokesman SP Williams Aya, proved abortive.   

·         On 17th May. 2024, the Police Command has made known to the public the successful rescue of seven more abducted students at Confluence university and Technology, Osara. According to PPRO of the state in Lokoja, SP Willians Aya, said that the total number of student abducted was 24 with 14 having been rescued. The combined team rescued additional seven (7) victims, bringing the total number to 21. He added, all hand on deck to ensure all the students are safely rescued and perpetrators brought to deserved justice.

·         On 17th May. 2024, hoodlums abducted the former special adviser to the immediate past governor of Kogi state on education, Comfort Alege, in Lokoja. The bandits recorded a video clip and send it to the family of the victim demanding ransom of undisclosed amount. the police spokesperson in the state SP Williams Aya, could not be reached out on the incident.


·         On 17th May. 2024, two suspects, Garba Kabir 28-year-old and Nasir Raheem 30-year-old arrested by the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), over a series of burglaries at warehouses and supermarkets in the Apalara area along Al-Hikmah University Road on Ilorin. Spokesman in the state, Ayoola Micheal, explained that investigation led detectives to the gang’s storage location where they recovered the stolen goods.


·         On 13th May. 2024, a 3-year-old boy, Olamide Taiwo, who was carted away in a stolen vehicle has been found in Owode-Oniri, Ikorodu, Lagos State. The police spokesman Omolola Odutola confirmed the incident.

·         On 15th May. 2024, the Lagos State Police Command recovered two locally made pistols, six live cartridges and some axes during a raid on some criminal hideouts at the National Theatre end of Orile Iganmu in Lagos State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects had for sometimes, converted the under the bridge at Costaine into their hideouts.

·         On 16th May. 2024, gallant Vigilantes guiding an estate in the Onitiri area of Abule-Egba, Lagos, arrested Kingsley Igwe and Chinedu Igwe, brothers for allegedly vandalising a transformer and stealing cables. Lagos Sate police spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspects had been handed over to the police together with the exhibits. 




·         On 13th May. 2024, report has it that Police in Niger State arrested a woman, Paulina Ayuba of Anguwan-Kadara, Maitumbi Area suspected to be a hoodlum in police camouflages uniform during a fight among groups of hoodlums in Minna, Niger State. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Wasiu Abiodun said the suspect seen with a knife during the fight.


·         On 13th May. 2024, operatives of the Ogun State Police Command arrested a middle-aged woman, Abike Olonade for allegedly trafficking a 16-year-old girl student of the Adeoye Lambo Secondary School in Obada Libya to Libya. 

·         On 13th May. 2024, three people have died, while 21 others sustained varying degrees of injuries in multiple road crashes in Ogun. Spokesperson of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TTACE), Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the accidents in Abeokuta.

·         On 15th May. 2024, report has it that an Ogun State High Court sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, has sentenced a 47-year-old secondary school teacher Ojo Ezekeil to life imprisonment for raping a seven-year-old girl.


·         On 14th May. 2024, report has it that no fewer than 32 people, among them two Chinese nationals, have been arrested for allegedly engaging in illegal lithium mining at Sooro market in Kishi, Irepo LGA of Oyo State. The special assistant on security to the state governor, Sunday Odukoya, disclosed this in Ibadan the State Capital. 

·         On 16th May. 2024, Sulaiman Ikudaisi (37), was arraigned by the Police in Ibadan, Oyo State before the Magistrate Cout for allegedly tampering with a corpse by removing bones from it. The Magistrate, Mrs. Kausarat Ayofe, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case July 16.   


·         On 15th May. 2024, suspected suicide bomber Benjamin Basil, who allegedly entered bank in Dadin Kowa community of Jos South LGA of Plateau Stat, with fake Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and demanded for N100 or detonate it if he was not given was intercepted. Parading the suspect, the Police Commissioner in the state, Olugbemiga Adesina, said the suspects was arrested following a report by the manager of the bank at Rantya Police Division. 


·         On 13th May. 2024, troops of the 93 Battalion Sub-sector 3B dislodged terrorists from their operational base in Rugga, Sarti and Yade in Taraba State. Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations, disclosed this in a statement. He said the terrorists were dislodged during a patrol conducted by the Galant troops, also resulted in the recovery of arms and ammunitions.  

·         On 15th May. 2024, suspected thieves armed with dangerous weapons invaded many rice farms and harvested over hundred bags of paddy rice located at Shimo Irrigation fields in Lau LGA of the state. the state Police Commissioner, David Iloyanomon could not be reached for comments on the incident.


·         On 17th May. 2024, information has it that the Military High Command, declared a suspected terrorist kingpin, Halidu Buzu, indigene of Niger Republic wanted over the killing of 19 villagers in Farar Kasa area of Zamfara and his engagements in other criminal offences. Edward Buba, Director of Defence Media Operations, made the declaration, he added that the suspected terrorist leader is well connected in Libya. He has an illegal gold mining activity located at Kware in Anka LGA of Zamfara State and he also has a lot of boys working for him. Additionally, he is a prominent cattle rustler.


·         On 13th May. 2024, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad an FCT High Court in Gwagwalada, has convicted one Mrs. Ramat Mercy Mba for forging the signature of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s Chief of Staff, the Late Abba Kyari.

·         On 15th May. 2024, information has it that the FCT Police Commissioner, CP Benneth Igweh, has paraded 12 suspects over car theft and “one chance” robber. CP Igweh said four additional vehicles, four locally made rifles, ten live cartridges and a sum of N2.4 million were also recovered as exhibits.

·         On 15th May. 2024, hoodlums vandalised a transformer at Anguwar Sabon-Tasha, opposite Ayaura Comprehensive Primary Healthcare Centre in Abaji town in Abaji Area Council of the FCT. The spokeswoman, SP Josphine Adeh, said she would inquire about the incident.

·         On 16th May. 2024, at least a woman and a boy reportedly killed in a clash that erupted after a scavenger allegedly attempted to steal a pot of soup in Kubwa, a satellite town in Bwari Arae Council of the FCT. Beneath Igweh, FTC police Commissioner, denied the killing saying only one person was injured during the fracas.  


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