- Gunmen killed five police officers at checkpoint in Enugu
- Electoral violence led to one death in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
- Police officers killed “several” (estimated at ten) bandits in Magama, Niger State
- One smuggler was killed during a clash with customs agents in Abeokuta, Ogun
- Police and hunters killed two kidnappers in Lokoja, Kogi
Voltaire claimed that history was nothing more than a record of wrongdoings and tragedies. Given that it reflected his concept of history, Voltaire was likely thinking of the 12th of February in Nigerian history when he gave this description of history.
Following the murder of police officers in cold blood on February 12, five horrible episodes occurred that changed the course of Nigerian history and revealed the country’s security structure as being weak.
However, when security personnel killed and apprehended kidnappers, bandits, and criminals, it also demonstrated the effectiveness of our security system. Even though these events were unfortunate, they served as a reminder of our dark times and a testament to our country’s resolve to always overcome its difficulties.
Gunmen killed five police officers at checkpoint in Enugu
On this day, 12th February in 2022, gunmen murdered in cold blood police officers at a checkpoint at Obeagu Uno Amechi along Awkunanaw–Agbani Road in Enugu South LGA of Enugu State.
According to report, the gunmen attacked about six officers, who were at the checkpoint at 3:45pm on Saturday.
Electoral violence led to one death in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
On this day, 12th February in 2022, A middle-aged woman has been feared killed after she was knocked down by a supporter of one of the major political parties who was riding a motorcycle.
According to report, the incident happened at about 10:12 am in PU048, Salasi opposite Post Office, in Karu, Abuja Municipal Area Council when the woman, a voter, was attempting to cross the road to her polling unit.
Police officers killed “several” (estimated at ten) bandits in Magama, Niger State.
On this day, 12th of February in 2022, Police officers killed at least ten fully armed bandits in Magama, Niger State.
According to report, the bandits were killed in a shoot-out while twenty abducted persons were freed including a sizeable number of cattles were recovered.
One smuggler was killed during a clash with customs agents in Abeokuta, Ogun
On this day, 12th of February in 2022, one Abdulrosheed Dada was reportedly shot dead by men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Ogun State.
Dada, who was popularly known as Yoboro, had died after he was shot during an encounter with the NCS operatives on Ayetoro road, near Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
It was gathered that the customs officers had on Saturday intercepted some bags of smuggled rice being conveyed to Abeokuta
Police and hunters killed two kidnappers in Lokoja, Kogi
On this day, 12th of February in 2022, men of the Kogi State Police and hunters reportedly gunned down two kidnappers while collecting ransom from their victims at Abobo community, in Lokoja, the state capital.
It was gathered that following an intelligent gathering, the hunters in Okehi Local Government Area of the state ambushed the kidnappers who came out in Abobo area behind Nigerian Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe to collect the ransom demanded before the release of their victims.
Two of the three kidnappers were killed in the process while one escaped into the bush with gunshot wounds and captives freed in the operation.