CGL Security Briefs: Week Ended 19th April 2024.

Apr 20, 2024Security Updates


  • On 15th April 2024, report has it that gunmen killed a mourner in Edikwu Ankpali village of Apa Local Government Area of Benue State. A youth leader in the area, who preferred anonymity, gave the name of the deceased mourner as Emmanuel from Edikwu Ankpali, saying that he was murdered at Amuke Odubbo road during the funeral procession, forcing them to retreat to the IDP host community in Ugbokpo.
  • On 17th April 2024, 28 people including six personnel of Community Volunteer Guards (BSCVG) were reported killed by armed invaders in the Gyaruwa axis of Gwer West Local Government Area, Benue State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the Benue State Command, SP Cathrine Anene, confirmed that the matter was reported to the Police and investigation is ongoing.
  • On 19th April 2024, three suspects were apprehended for allegedly stealing diesel from the yard of Triacta Construction Company in the New GRA in Makurdi by Men of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards (BSCVG). The Commander of BSCVG, Captain Ayuma Ajovbi (Rtd), said the suspects were arrested at the site of a road construction near Governor Hyacinth Alias’s residence.


  • On 15th April 2024, Hunters associated with the Bauchi State Vigilante and Youth Empowerment Agency were accused of fatally shooting a Bauchi Emirate Prince, Muhammadu Ghani Hussaini, the traditional title holder of Yariman Danjikan Bauchi, during the Sallah durbar procession in Bauchi.
  • On 16th April 2024, gallant Men of the Bauchi State Command intercepted a stolen truck containing 35 tonnes of vegetables oil worth about N30 million and arrested a suspect in connection with the theft. The Command’s spokesman, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, disclosed this in a statement.
  • On 17th April 2024, Justice Mu’azu Abubakar of the Bauchi State High Court sentenced a 39-year-old Muhammed, to 14 years in prison for sodomising a 12-year-old boy. Delivering his verdict, Justice Abubakar, however, gave the convict an option of N100,000 fine.


  • On 15th April 2024, the Lagos State Command, said, it has arrested a total of 1,019 hoodlums in a week-long raid of criminal hideouts in different parts of the Metropolis. This was in line with directive of the State Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade following the resurgence of violent crimes in some part of the State.
  • On 15th April 2024, one person was killed in renewed cult clash in the Ajegunle area of Lagos Metropolis. The Police Command’s spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the incident, said two suspects were arrested.
  • On 18th April 2024, report has it that, the trial of Pastor Emmanuel Orekoya at the Lagos State Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for Defiling his 17-year-old daughter was stalled on Wednesday because of the absence of prosecution witnesses.
  • On 18th April 2024, the Nigerian Army (NA), reported that it has detained two soldiers allegedly involved in a reported case of theft at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos. Maj-Gen. Onyema Nwachkwu, Director, Army Public Relations, said the Nigerian Army was deeply concerned over its personnel’s involvement in criminality. 


  • On 15th April 2024 Operatives of the Edo State Police Command intercepted one Francis Obina Okoye (22) with arms and ammunition by the Ovia River on the Benin-Lagos highway. During the search, one Branil pistol with nine rounds of ammunition and one POS machine were recovered from him.
  • On 17th April 2024, the Police in Edo State arrested three people, Blessing Ogunu, Esther Anthony and Ukpebor Joel, for allegedly faking their Kidnap and demanding a N4.8 million ransom from the company.
  • On 18th April 2024, Police in Edo State arrested three men, Emeka Samuel (23), Micheal Peter (25) and Noah Joseph (30), for allegedly stealing 180 liters of diesel valued at N324,000 from a tanker. SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Command spokesperson, said one Sunny Idemudia reported to the Police that his truck with registration Number, Edo 75 YW, parked in front of Kingdom Heritage Filling Station along the Benin-Lagos Expressway by Isior Quarters, Benin City, was Burgled by the suspects.


  • On 15th April 2024, information has it that, a total of 23 abducted persons, including staff and students at the Federal University Gusau (FUG), Zamfara State and some members of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) were recused by the Gallant Nigerian Troops, Operation Hadarin Daji in Kunchin-Kalgo Village, Tsafe LGA of Zamfara State.
  • On 15th April 2024, Soldiers of the Military Joint Task Force, Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD), in the Northwest killed 12 bandits and recovered arms, ammunition and 18 cows. The OPHD spokesman, Lt. Suleiman Omale, disclosed this in Gusau, Zamfara State Capital.


  • On 15th April 2024, report has it that at least, 19 people died in a Road Traffic Crash (CRC) involving two vehicles a Toyota Hiace Bus registered as NTT52ZY with Toyota Corolla Saloon Car along Oyo-Ogbomoso Road in Oyo, Mr. Jonas Agwu, Corp Public Education Officer (CPEO), who is an Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM), confirmed.
  • On 19th April 2024, the Police brought a 30-year-old man, John Timothy, before an Iyaganku Magistrate Court, Ibadan, Oyo State, for allegedly stealing N1.2 million from Late Mr. Johnson David’s Access Bank account.
  • On 19th April 2024, the Police charged one Garba with murder. Report indicated that the Iyaganku Magistrate Court in Ibadan, ordered that a task force official, Afeez Garba (39) be remanded in a correctional facility for allegedly killing a motorcyclist. Magistrate, Mrs. Oluwabusayo Osho, did not take the plea of Garba over jurisdiction issues.


  • On 15th April 2024, 3 persons were confirmed dead, 10 sustained various degree of injuries after soldiers and tricycle riders clashed in Gashua Town, the Headquarter of Bade Local Government Area of Yobe State. This happened when a patrol vehicle of Nigerian Military personnel from Operation Hadin Kai collided with a tricycle on its way to Gashua.
  • On 18th April 2024, Men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) in Yobe State arrested six suspected power cables thieves. The State’s Commandant of NSCDC, Adamu Idris Zakari, disclosed this while parading the suspects in Dama-Turu, said the operatives apprehended the suspects for stealing armoured cables worth N1.2m behind the Waziri Ibrahim Housing Estate.


  • On 15th April 2024, information has it that the Department of State Service (DSS) arrested El-Rufai’s ally, Aisha Galadima, a female politician and member of the All-Progressive Congress (APC) in her community in the Tudun Wada area of Kaduna State following a negative posting on her Facebook page against His Excellency Governor, Sani Uba.
  • On 17th April 2024, armed bandits killed three persons in Birnin Gwari Local Government area of Kaduna State. The assailants lunched the attack near Anguwar Tanko Dogon Sarki Settlement under Kakangi constituency around 9:00pm and killed two persons according to the residents. Around 7:00pm the bandits stormed Rafin Gora and killed a villager and abducted seven others. Report has it that, calls made to the State Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, Asp Mansur Hasasan, went Unanswered.
  • On 17th April 2024, bandits killed two of the 13 abducted victims in Azzara Village in Kachai LGA of Kaduna State, over their failure to raise a N5 million ransom. SP Hassan Mansur spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command was yet to confirm the incident as calls put across to him were not answered.
  • On 19th April 2024, report has it that bandits invaded Angwar Danko Village in Kakangi Constituency of Birnin Gwari LGA of Kaduna State around 6pm leading to the dead of 23 persons and abducted dozens of villagers. Yahaya Musa Dan Salio, who represent Kakangi Ward in the Kaduna Sate House of Assembly confirmed the incident.


  • On 15th April 2024, the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau (NBIB), commenced investigation into the fatal boat accident that occurred on the Anam River in Anambra State, leading to the death of five people, including renowned Nollywood actor Paul Odonwodo known as Junior Pope, Abigail Fredrick, Precious Oforum, and Joseph Anointing.
  • On 15th April 2024, report has it that the Men of the Marine Police of the Anambra State Police Command recovered three corpses of the remaining victims of the boat accident involving a movie cast.
  • On 19th April 2024, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command, confirmed the Death of a woman in an accident at Okpoko market on the Asaba-Onitsha Road. The Sector Commander, Mr. Adeoye Irelewuyi, who confirmed the accident in Awka, said that the woman was hit while she was crossing the road.
  • On 19th April 2024, gunmen reportedly at about 6:30am at the popular Aroma Junction by Sunny Star Motor Park killed an official of the Anambra State Traffic Management Agency (ATAMA) in Awka, the State Capital. ATAMA stopped the tinted Siena Bus which the gunmen were traveling with, they opened fire and killed one of the official and injuring others. Efforts to speak to ATAMA authority on the incident proved abortive as none of the officials were willing to talk on the incident.


  • On 15th April 2024, family of Suleiman Ozakwo of Anguwar Baiyi in Toto LGA of Nasarawa State were thrown into mourning after a drunk man, Ya Zakari, driving a Toyota Corolla crushed three of their daughters Nusaiba, Maryam and Rumaisa few meters from the Ohinoyi’s Palace.
  • On 17th April 2024, following an emergency security meeting convened by the Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the Nasarawa State Government has proscribed all the ethnic Vigilante Groups (the Fulani Vigilante Group known as Kungiyar Zaman Lafiya; the Bassa Vigilante Group; as well as the Eggon Vigilante Group), banned across the 13 LGAs and gave two-week ultimatum to handover their uniforms and weapons to the State Commissioner of Police (C) Shehu Nadada.

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  • On 15th April 2024, 2 people were killed and 13 others injured in a road accident involving a commercial bus and a truck after the J3 Junction on the Sagamu-Ijebu-Ode Expressway. This was confirmed by the spokesman, Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Ogun State, Florence Okpe.
  • On 19th April 2024, report indicated that men of the Ogun State Community, Social Orientation and Safe Corps, popularly known as So-Safe Corps, apprehended three-armed robbery suspects, Abayomi Micheal David, also known as Scofield (37), Sam Oluwatobi (24) and Oluwatosin Atilola, also known as Tosine (37), terrorizing the Iroko/Arije Axis in Ota.


  • On 15th April 2024, Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepted a commercial bus conveying N3.2 million counterfeit naira notes owned by three suspects: Eight-month pregnant Favour Peter (24), Esther Adukwu (27) and Ochigbo Micheal (39). The suspects were arrested at the Jabi Motor Park, Utako District, Abuja, in a follow-up operation, following the seizure of the fake notes in Lokoja, Kogi State.


  • On 15th April 2024, information has it that 10 years after the abduction of 276 girls from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, investigation revealed among others that 21 of the released girls came back with 34 children.
  • On 17th April 2024 gallant troops of the Nigerian Military attached to Operation Hadin Kai, in the Northeast killed more senior terrorists’ Commanders (Ali Daud, Bakura Fallujah and Mallam Ari), and over 30 of their members who having been wreaking havoc on citizens of Borno State. The spokesman of the Nigeria Airforce (NAF), Air Vice Marshal Edward Gabkwet, who confirmed this in Abuja, explained that the terrorists’ vehicles, including motorcycles and logistical assets, were destroyed.
  • On 19th April 2024, report indicated that six passengers were killed after a commercial vehicle ran over an improvised explosive device (IED) planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Kekeno-Cross Road in the Lake Chad Area in Borno State. The spokesman of Sector III of the Nigeria Army’s Operation Hadin Kai, Monguno, Capt Babatunde Zubairu, confirmed the incident but said the injured were taken to a healthcare facility for treatment.
  • On 19th April 2024, Lydia Simon, another abducted Chibokgirl, surrendered to the military after she escaped from Boko Haram’s captivity. Report has it that Lydia, identified as serial number 68 among the abducted girls, escaped from Ali Ngulde’s Camp in Mandara Mountain. The Nigerian Army, in a statement said, Lydia was rescued alone.


  • On 16th April 2024, report has it that a traditional title holder in Gombe Emirate, Maidalah Gombe, Alhaji Ahmed Abubakar lost six (6) members of his family in a motor accident along the Azare-Gombe road. It was learned that the deceased were returning from Azare town in Katagum LGA of Bauchi State when the accident occurred near Misau LGA of Bauchi State


  • On 16th April 2024, gallant troops of Nigerian Army, working alongside Vigilantes, apprehended Mansir Muhammed who was reportedly involved in gun-running activities with terrorists at Jalingo Motor Park. Major General Onyema Nwachukwe, the Director of Army Public Relations, revealed this through Lieutenant Oni Olubodunde, the Public Relations Officer of the 6 Army Brigade.


  • On 16th April 2024, the Akwa Ibom State Command arrested a 40-year-old man, Inyangake James Peter, for the alleged murder of his 70-year-old mother, Mma-Offiong James Peter. The suspect claimed he acted on the instructions of a voice commanding him to “kill her, kill her”, leading to the tragic incident. Odiko Macdon Police Spokesman revealed these in a statement. 


  • On 16th April 2024, report has it that the Police in Imo State arrested a notorious kidnapping leader, Aralu Chukwudi Charis from Otolo in Nnewi North LGA, Anambra State. Henry Okoye, the Police spokesman in Imo State, said in a statement that the arrest followed the suspect’s alleged involvement in numerous kidnapping and armed robbery activities within the State.  


  • On 16th April 2024, Delta State Police Command refuted the alleged killing of 14 persons and the abduction of 15 others in Owa-Oyibu in Ika Northeast LGA. The Police Spokesman Bright Edafe urged the public to debunk the narrative circulated on social media my one Mr. Benjamin Samuel.


  • On 16th April 2024, two teenage girls from Kofa Community, off the Abuja-Kaduna highway, in Tafe LGA of Niger State were reportedly killed following canoe mishap in the Kofa Dam. The Commander of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) in Tafe, Hussaini Abubakar, said two other girls and driver of the Canoe were rescued and rushed to the hospital before pulling out two corpses from the water.


  • On 17th April 2024, about 45 persons reportedly lost their lives due to outbreak of a mysterious illness in Gundutse Village, Kura LGA of Kano State. The interim Chairman of Kura LGA Council, Yahaya Tijjani Kura, acknowledged the illness but disputed the death toll. When contacted, the Kano State Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, said he was yet to receive official report from the LGA Health Officers but added that investigation is ongoing to ascertain the real cause of the deaths.


  • On 17th April 2024, Operatives of the Neighborhood watch, shot death a popular restaurant owner, Mr. Ugwu Ofor (aka Ofor Onye Ofe Olubu) at Ogrute Roundabout in the Igboeze North LGA of Enugu State. Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Daniel Ndukwe, confirmed the incident and said investigation into the murder of Ofor was underway.
  • On 17th April 2024, report has it that, Police in Enugu State arrested a counterfeit money peddler, one Maduabuchi Okonkwoin in the State. It was learnt that the 24-year-old suspect, who hails from Mkpologu Ememe Enugu, was arrested at about 3:00pm, while in possession of N40,000 dud naira notes.


  • On 17th April 2024, gunmen killed a bus driver and abducted 16 passengers including a nursing mother near Chikara Village on the Abuja-Lokaja highway. Report has it that, SP William Ovey Ayah, spokesman of the Kogi State Police Command did not pick calls or reply to a text message sent to him on the incident.


  • On 17th April 2024, report has it that the Kwara State Police Command, arrested 46 suspects in connection with the recent cult clash in the Oja Oba area of Ilorin Metropolis. One person was shot death while another was matched by the cultist during the deadly attack between rival groups.
  • On 18th April 2024, an Ilorin Magistrate Court in Kwara State ordered the remand of 14 suspected cultists who allegedly attacked three people identified as Bsheer, Kareem and Quadri Onimangos of Onimango compound, Ilorin. The suspected cultists were dragged to court for the offence of culpable homicide.
  • On 18th April 2024, report has it that Kwara State High Court sitting in Ilorin, ordered the remand of two men, Segun Obatunlese and Sola Ajayi, for allegedly killing one Wasiu Jimohin, in his Cashew Farm in Isin LGA contrary to Section 97 and 221 of the Penal Code.


  • On 18th April 2024, The Adamawa State Police Command, arrested Riba Kwanta, a 40-year-old man from Bode in Shelleng LGA of the State, for alleged brutal murder of his wife, Godiya Akwale. Kwante allegedly hacked his wife to death and then lucked her body inside their home before fleeing to Ondo State. SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the spokesman for the command, confirmed the arrest of the suspect.


  • On 18th April 2024, report has it that passengers of a truck reportedly killed a Customs’ Officer identified as Bashir Na-Buzuwa (27) along Katsina-Dankama road in Kaita Local Government Area of the State. When contacted, the Customs’ Public Relations Officer in Katsina State, SC Tahir Balarabe, said the Service would issue an official statement on the incident, adding that they were trying to evacuate the remains of their colleague.