CGL Security Briefs: Week Ended 7th June 2024.

Jun 8, 2024Security Updates




·       On 03rd June. 2024, a downpour reportedly killed four traders and injured three others at the just concluded 15th Joint North-East Trade Fair organised by the North-East Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture. Ahmed Wakili, the Bauchi State police spokesman, confirmed the incident. The Director General (DG) of the Bauchi State Chamber of Commerce Industry, Mines and Agriculture (BACCIMA), Alhaji Sani Tahir Hamid, extend the chamber’s condolences to the families of the deceased.


·       On 04th June. 2024, report has it that protesters blocked the North Bank-Uniagric Road in Antsa community over an attack by armed men which reportedly left 10 people injured in Makurdi LGA of Benue State. The Special Adviser to Benue State Governor on Security and Internal Affairs, Chief Joseph Har, confirmed the incident but did not give details.  


·       On 05th June. 2024, the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) troops killed 140 Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents, and 57 others were apprehended for their involvement in terrorists in the Marte LGA of Borno State. The Force Commander, Major Gen. Ibrahim Sallau Ali, disclosed this at a press conference on the military operation in the Lake Chad Basin held in Maiduguri.


·       On 05th June. 2024, report has it that the Delta State Police Command, said its operatives neutralized suspected armed robber when he jumped into the bridge to escape from his hideout in the state and arrested one. The spokesman of the command, SP Bright Edafe, disclosed this in Asaba. 


·       On 03rd June. 2024, operatives of the Edo State Police Command, arrested a 19-year-old man, Godstime Abhulime, after he collected N300,000 from the family of his four-year-old kidnaped victim in Edo State. The Commissioner of Police (CP), Funsho Adegboye, said the suspect would be arraigned in court soon.  

·       On 03rd June. 2024, information has it that three people were reportedly killed in a renewed cult clash on the Benin-Sapele road in the Ogheghe area of Edo State. The Edo State police spokesman, Chidi Nwabuzor, confirmed the incident, he added that they are making effort to arrest the perpetrators.

·       On 04th June. 2024, two women kidnapped while returning from a business trip on the Uromi-Agbor Road in Esan North-East LGA by gunmen regained their freedom after paying a N3 million ransom in Edo State. The Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state, Funsho Adegbeye, confirmed the development, said, ‘I am not aware of any payment of ransom. But the victim has been rescued by the police.

·       On 05th June. 2024, report has it that the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that the state lost 150 youths to cultism in five months. He has however banned the activities of Okaigheles (Youth Leader) in Edo South Senatorial District as part of renewed efforts to tackle cultism in the state.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, the Agro Marshals in Ekiti State paraded two men, Ayodeji Ajayi (41) and Seye Alaba (35), over alleged selling of cocaine, heroin, and illicit drugs in Ijan-Ekiti and in the Agric Olope area of Ado-Ekiti. The Commander of the Agro Marshals, Mr. Olumide Oni, confirmed the arrest and added that after profiling the suspects, they would be handed over to the appropriate authorities.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, the gallant Police in Jigawa State arrested four suspects, Sulaiman Nasiru, Ruwaji Sulaiman, Hamza Hassan and Ibrahim Abdulkareem, in connection with two-armed robbery incidents.  The command’s spokesman, DSP Lawan Shisu Adam confirmed the arrest.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, bandits rejected N725,000 contributed by farmers to enable them to continue with their farming activities in some rural communities in Akoti, Gidan-Makeri, Hajin Dam, Kunchimi, Unguwar Jibo, Nasarawa-Azzara and Mararaban Bishini communities of Kaduna State. The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, SP Hassan Mansur, yet to react on the development.

·       On 04th June. 2024, report has it that a pharmacist, identified as Chinedu, who was among 15 people abducted on May 8, from Iddah community in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State has died from torture. The Village Head of Iddah, Danlami Jaye, confirmed the death from victims who escaped and arrived the village.

·       On 04th June. 2024, troops shot dead two suspected bandits while they were attempting to rustle cows and sheep’s at a Fulani settlement near Gidan-Makeri village in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State. The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, SP Hassan Mansur, was yet to confirm the incident.

·       On 05th June. 2024, revelation emerged over the killing of the son of Sarkin Hausawa of Janjala in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State, Safiyanu Ibrahim, by bandits. A family member of the deceased claimed that he was shot dead for insisting on marrying a second wife who is alleged to be the girlfriend of the leader of a group of bandits.

·       On 05th June. 2024, five notorious kidnap suspects arrested by the police command operatives in Kaduna the state capital. The command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Mansir Hassan, confirmed the arrest in a statement issued in Kaduna. He said that the suspects had partaken in several kidnapping in the North-West zone of the country.

·       On 05th June. 2024, report has it that 40-year-old Salisu Idris, a commercial motorcycle operator, a resident of Kudan town, headquarters of Hunkuyi LGA of Kaduna State was rushed to the hospital after his wife Habiba Ibrahim almost cut off his manhood while he was asleep. The wife Habiba Ibrahim is currently in police custody, and the Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer ASP Mansur Hassan could not be reached for comment.

·       On 06th June. 2024, the Federal Operations Unit, Zone B, Kaduna of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has arrested a suspected smuggler with a consignment of pangolin scales valued at N3,955,596,000.00 within the State Kebbi State axis. The Zone B Controller, Ahmadu Bello Shuaibu disclosed this while parading the suspect and seized bags containing the pangolin scales to the press.   

·       On 06th June. 2024, a 9-year-old girl guarding her father’s farm allegedly raped by one Aminu who is married with two children in Akilibu Kaduna highway in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.  Comrade Nura Muktar, a right activist and official of the Human Right Network Nigeria, an Abuja-based non-governmental organization, disclosed the incident, said the group would pursue the case to its logical conclusion. 

·       On 06th June. 2024, a community chief expressed concern over the activities of bandits in his domain, saying they have converted Kurutu-Dam Forest in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State to their main hideout. The spokesman of the Kaduna State Police Command, SP Hassan Mansur, is yet to react on the development as at the time of filing the report.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, two young men sentenced to one year in prison each and some stroke of cane without an option of fine by the Kano State Sharia Court. The court clerk Bashir Wada, read out the charges to the defendants, they pleaded guilty.

·       On 04th June. 2024, information has it that the Police in Kano State identified 13 arrowheads infamously known as “Yan Daba” behind the increasing thuggery in some parts of Dala, Gwale and Kano metropolis. The command’s spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa disclosed.

·       On 06th June. 2024, report has it that the police command in Kano said it had arrested 19 arm robbery, cattle rustling, kidnapping and banditry-related crime suspects in the state, the police command also recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 26 rounds of 7.2mm live ammunition, 17 live cartridges, 2 vehicles, 16 ram’s other dangerous weapons, housebreaking implements and charms. The commands spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa, confirmed the latest development.  

·       On 06th June. 2024, the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), arrested five suspects in Kano for alleged vandalism and theft. Two suspects, Adnan Umar (26) and Musa Shuayb (24), were caught vandalising streetlight armored cables on IBB Way, Faggger/Kofar Wambai new market. The commandant of the Corps in Kano State, Mohammed Lawal-Falala, said in a statement.   


·       On 07th June. 2024, sets of bandits reportedly killed no fewer than 30 persons in Tashar Kawai Mai Zurfi, Sabon Gari, Unguwar Banza, Dogon Ruwa, Sanawar Kurecen Dutsi, Unguwar Bera, Kuricin Kulawa, Larabar Tashar Mangoro, Sabaru, Ashata, Unguwar Ido, Kanbiri, Kunamawar Mai Awaki and Kunamawar Yargandu village in Dutsinma and Safana Local Government Areas of Kasina State. The spokesman of the Katsina State Police Command, ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, promised to revert to the public on the incident.


·       On 05th June. 2024, gunmen suspected to be kidnapers reportedly abducted the wife of a Pastor of Redeem Church Ministry, Lokoja, Kogi State, Emmanuel Idenyi, demanding N32 million ransoms. The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Williams Aya, did not respond to an enquiry on the incident up till the time of filing this report.   


·       On 03rd June. 2024, report has it that the Kwara State Police Command and the Army clashed over the rescue of the remaining eight students at Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara Kogi abducted last month. In a statement, Kwara State Police Command alleged that some soldiers invaded its station in Oro Ago to forcefully take away the students, describing the action “as disrespectful and unacceptable. However, the Army PRO, Sobi Stephen Nkwankwo, said the rescued victims were taken to Abuja. “It is not our men here, so I don’t understand how we forcefully took away the victims”.


·       On 05th June. 2024, report has it that the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, confirmed the accidental killing of a rice smuggler in the Badagry area of Lagos State. The Public Relations Officer, FOU, Zone A, Mr. Theophilus Duniya, confirmed the development in Badagry.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, men of the Nasarawa State Police Command, said its men arrested four men, Sa’ad Kashina (24), Bawa Saidu (30), Sagir Mohammed (28) and Isiaka Mohammed (20), over alleged theft in Lafia LGA. DSP Ramhan Nansel, the spokesperson of the command, disclosed this in a statement.  


·       On 05th June. 2024, bandits demand N63 million ransom, motorcycles, and rice, following the kidnapped at least 56 people, including women and children in Kankuru, Adogon-Mallam, and Tungan-Kawo villages in Munya and Shiroro Local Government Areas of Niger State. The Chairman Munya LGA, Aminu Najume, confirmed the latest incident. The spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, promised to get back but had not done so at the time of filing this report.

·       On 05th June. 2024, at least one person reportedly killed, seven injured and 30 trapped after a mining pit collapsed in Galadima-Kogo, Shiroro LGA of Niger State. The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency (NSEMA), Alhaji Abdullah Baba Arah, confirmed the incident, said the pit collapsed due to rainfall. 

·       On 07th June. 2024, report has it that dozens of farmers in Kasmani village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State fled their homes following an attack by bandits. Many houses and property worth millions of naira were set ablaze by the attackers. Abdullahi Kasim, one of the residents confirmed the latest development.


·       On 04th June. 2024, information has it that a driver killed a female pedestrian identified as Elizabeth James, 22-year-old, near Dalof Filling Station in the Sagamu-Benin Expressway in Ogun State. The police spokeswoman in Ogun, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident. 

·       On 06th June. 2024, suspected gunmen in a black Toyota Corolla with no registration number reportedly kidnapped a middle-aged woman, Tanwa Omoseyin, around Federal Science and Technical College, Ijebu Imusin, Ogun State. Police spokesman in the state, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident.  


·       On 03rd June. 2024, Mrs. Omolara Oluwakemi allegedly killed her husband, Seidu Jamiu with a pestle over infidelity and accusing him of not being faithful in Akungba Akoko in Akoko North-East LGA of Ondo State. Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, the Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed the incident.

·       On 04th June. 2024, the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun Corps), in Ondo State arrested no fewer than 48 suspected criminals in the state. Adetunji Adeleye, the Commander of Amotekun Corps in the state, made the disclosure while parading the suspects in Akure.

·       On 05th June. 2024, a suspected scavenger identified as Oluwasola Adewole (25), nabbed for allegedly stealing a signpost belonging to the Nigeria Police Force in Ondo State.  parading the suspect, the commander of the Amotekun Corps, Adetunji Adeleye, said Adewole was arrested following a tip-off about his nefarious and criminal activities within the state.


·       On 04th June. 2024, report has it that residents of Peter Ajibola Street in Osogbo, Osun State, escaped death after a trailer somersaulted and crushed into a residential building and shops. The police spokesman in the state, Yemisi Opalola, said necessary steps had been taken to evacuate the trailer to allow vehicular movement in the area.


·       On 05th June. 2024, two suspected kidnappers killed by the Plateau State Police Operatives in the Fangha area of Daffo District of Bokkos LGA of the state. The spokesperson of the command, DSP Alabo Alfred, confirmed the incident and said, the command had recovered exhibits from the hoodlums, including exhibits from the hoodlums, including one locally fabricated revolver loaded with four 7.62MM ammunition, two phones, one dagger and one knife.

·       On 06th June. 2024, report has it that gunmen reportedly killed five people namely Pastor Dauda Dalyop of Assemblies of God Church, Mrs. Chummy Dauda (57), Mr. Chwe Ajuhs (26), Mr. Joshua Kusa (45), and Mrs. Rikwe Doro (43) in Kimakpa village of Kwall District in Bassa LGA of Plateau State. The National Publicity Secretary of the Irigwe Development Association (IDA). Confirmed the incident. Attempt to reach, DSP Alfred Alabo, police spokesman of the stat, were unsuccessful.


·       On 05th June. 2024, some members of a criminal gang suspected of be murdering car-hire drivers and stealing their vehicles arrested by the River State Police Command. SP Grace Iringe-Koko. The command’s spokesperson, in a statement in Port Harcourt, linked the group to multiple cases of drivers that went missing.

·       On 05th June. 2024, two persons confirmed dead after a tanker suspected of carrying Liquefied Natural Gas (LPG) exploded at the Obiri-Ikwerre flyover along the East-West Road on the outskirts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The police spokesperson in the state, Grace Iringe-Koko, confirmed the incident and the casualty figure. 


·       On 06th June. 2024, information has it that the Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Muhammed Dalijan, announced the arrest of the State Assembly and a former LGA Chairman in connection with Banditry activities in the state, identity withheld. Furthermore, appealed to the United Nations to assist in establishing a forensic laboratory within Zamfara State.

·       On 07th June. 2024, 12 people, including seven policemen and a member of the Zamfara State Community Guards killed, properties destroyed at Magarya village in Zurmi LGA of Zamfara State. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Muhammad Shehu Dalijan, confirmed the killing of his officers, the CP said the bandits, numbering about 300, stormed the village on motor bikes.


·       On 03rd June. 2024, report has it that a man stripped halfway for allegedly stealing a goat in the Unguwar Dodo area in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT. A vigilante identified as Saleh confirmed the incident. The spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, SP Adeh Josephine, yet to confirm the incident.

·       On 03rd June. 2024, suspected motorcycle thieves stabbed a commercial motorcyclist, Benjamin Musa, to death in Kwaku village in Kuje Area Council of the FCT. The spokeswoman of the FCT Police Command, SP Adeh Josephine, said she would find out about the incident. 

·       On 06th June. 2024, four transformer cables vandalised by suspected hoodlums, the residents of Unguwar Abattoir, Naharati, Sabon-Tasha and Manderegi in Abaji Area Council expressed concern over the incident. The spokesperson of the FCT police command SP Adeh Josephine is yet to confirm the incident as at the time of filing the report.

·       On 06th June. 2024, report has it that angry mob set a suspected motorcycle thief ablaze at Kwali main market. The spokesperson of the FCT police command SP Adeh Josephine, said she is not aware of the incident but will find out and revert on the incident.

·       On 06th June. 2024, more than 21 children have so far been recovered from a syndicate accused of stealing children from Sokoto State and transported them to Abuja, the Federl Capital Territory (FCT). The Commissioner of police in Sokoto State, confirmed the latest development and the transfer of the case to it state for further investigation.

·       On 07th June. 2024, gunmen, numbering 16, invaded El-Rufai Estate in Kuchiko Resettlement Development Area (KRDA) of Bwari Area Council of FCT, and abducted a resident. The Police Public Relations Officer of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Josephine Adeh, said she would get back, but she had yet to do so at the time of filing this report.  


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