Scores Feard Killed As Military Bombards Militants Hideout In Lagos, Ogun Creeks
There were fears yesterday in Arepo and other coastal communities in Ogun State and some part of Lagos State after the military bombarded the base of suspected militants in the states.
The joint military operation which lasted for more than one hour reportedly left scores of militants dead.
A source said the military attacked Fatola, the base of the militants, adding that houses around the area were shaken by the impact of bomb explosions on the Ijaw militants.
But the military head of operation reportedly assured that there was no cause for alarm and that lives and properties would be protected.
It was learnt that military fighter Jets clamped down on militants at their base on the creeks yesterday evening, the fear of which made residents to make phone calls to their loved ones.
“The operation won’t extend to the upland”, the head of the military operations was reported to have said.
Troops have been deployed to man the waterways in Arepo, where vandals had damaged pipeline facilities to scoop petrol.
The police have also sent their men to strengthen security within the community following repeated attacks by hoodlums.