More Deaths In Nigeria: 50 Feared Killed in Lagos/Ogun Communities

By Daud Olatunji and Bose Adelaja

Barely six days after some suspected militants killed 15 persons in   Imushin community in Ogijo area of Ogun  state,  another   50 people were feared  dead on Thursday night  when militants swooped on the  neighbouring communities in Elepete and Igbo Olomu,  the borderline communities in Lagos/Ogun State. Saturday Vanguard reliably gathered that a large number of the victims  were said to be landlords in the area, who were reported to be keeping security watch over the communities, due to incessant armed robbery attacks.

A source who was a landlord but pleaded anonymity said his colleagues landlords made bonfires in strategic points with a view to checking incessant attacks by robbers. But, tragedy struck when  the militants who were coming from where they had gone to perpetrate their illegal business, mistook the landlords for law enforcement agents and went on a shooting spree. The source said that 30 dead bodies have been accounted for from various points, and that many residents have fled the communities for safety.

Most residents who spoke with our correspondent lamented that the militants had threatened to attack the communities on  reprisal attacks  over the death of their colleagues few weeks ago. The residents have therefore blamed security operatives  for alleged negligence resulting to loss of  lives of residents and landlords. One for the residents who spoke with Saturday Vanguard said  that only the Nigerian Army, the Navy and the Airforce could tackle the menace of these Read more at:

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