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Scores Reportedly Killed as Military Bombards Lagos & Ogun Creeks

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Scores of militants have been reportedly killed in a joint military operation codenamed “Operation Awatse” launched in the Arepo area of Ogun State and some parts of Lagos State.

The attack was on the base of the suspected militants that have been terrorising residents in the area.

According to PUNCH, a resident said:

There has been a lot of commotion. The Nigerian Air Force bombarded Fatola, in Arepo, which is the base of the militants.

They are shelling the place with fighter jets. Some soldiers also surrounded the area to make sure that if any of the militants should run out, they would be gunned down.

Another resident of the Imushin area of Ogun state also said that the attack started at about 6PM Thursday evening.

“An aircraft had actually been surveying the creek for the past three days. But a second one joined this evening around 6pm. All we heard was a sudden bomb blast released from the second aircraft.

But it appeared that some of the militants had fled into the bush. There are four major bases of the militants in the creek and they are led by two men- OC and Agbala. If the military can get these two people, then they would have succeeded in clipping the wings of the militants,” the resident said.

The Director, Defence Information, Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar also confirmed the operation, adding that it is a routine operation for the purpose of denying the vandals and other criminal elements from causing terror in the area.

“The operation was initiated by the defence headquarters to dominate the area with a view to flushing out all manners of criminals including militants and saboteurs. The operation involved the joint forces of the navy and army and it has been successful,” Abubakar added.

According to the Lagos Police Command’s Spokesperson, SP Dolapo Badmos: “The Nigerian military and policemen from the Lagos and Ogun commands are part of the operation. We are sweeping through the waterways where we share boundaries to end the activities of the militants. It is a continuous exercise and we cannot tell the number of casualties.”

4 Comments

  1. Ife Olarinde

    July 29, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Many people do not know about the crimes being committed in Arepo by these vandals . NNPC lost a senior manager I know to these vandals . He was killed and he’s body is no where to be found . Wicked people . This was a job well done by Army and Navy .

  2. Prince

    July 29, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Good work Nigerian Military.

  3. Kadara

    July 29, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Thank you, for those supporting the militants can you now see? And don’t start talking about marginalization , is economic marginalization their reason for raping residents in thos areas they attacked? This is how some Northeners supported BH in the begin in not knowing they will soon start killing them too. All these people are wicked, you and I don’t go around killing and maiming just becaus we have some greviances. How are they attacking the government by raping and killing innocent people just trying to survive ? Why is social media silent on the killing and raping of the militants in Lagos and Ogun?

  4. fleur

    July 29, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Who are these militants? What are they fighting for? We should be careful to distinguish between militants and thieves.

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