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How soured relationship between Petrol Station Owner, Pipeline Vandals led to Ikorodu killings

Investigations by ionigeria.com correspondents have revealed that recent killings by Ijaw gunmen at Elepete, Igbo-Olomu and other villages in Ikorodu area of Lagos state were revenged killings by Ijaw oil pipeline vandals whose gang members were allegedly massacred by some unidentified Police men at the instance of the proprietor of a filling station at Ikorodu who was involved in a business dispute with the pipeline vandals.

It was gathered that many of the Petrol Filling stations in Ikorodu and environs have been receiving fuel supplies from the pipeline vandals who are mostly Ijaws. However, one of the beneficiaries of the illegal supplies popularly known as “Alhaji”, owner Bravo Filling station at Ajegunle in Ikorodu defaulted in his payment to the Ijaw boys.

Alhaji is also said to be a banker.

According to one of our sources “the Ijaw boys normally supply fuel to Alhaji on credit and get paid after he had sold but there was a supply whose payment lingered for a long time. After series of meetings, the Ijaw boys, one day stormed the filling station with guns threatening that they would kill him if he doesn’t pay them their money. Alhaji, however pleaded with them and gave them a date that they should return for their money.

“Alhaji has a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in his station with which he recorded the incident and took it to his friends at SARS (Police Anti Robbery Squad) claiming that the Ijaw boys were armed robbers who were threatening his life”.

According to our findings, on the agreed day, the Ijaw boys returned to Ikorodu earlier than the time given to them by Alhaji, as a result went to the bar at Top Star Hotel at Elepete to have some drinks. They were however sighted at the hotel by one of the security men at the Filling station who quickly informed his boss that the boys were at the hotel.

Instead of honouring his promise of paying them for the fuel supplied, Alhaji quickly called the Police. On getting to the hotel, three Ijaw boys were gunned down by the police but the leader of the team escaped.

Since, their members were killed at Elepete, the Ijaws boys or militants have been attacking the community because they felt that the community members are responsible for giving information to the police which led to the killing of their members.

In less than a week, residents of the various communities have disclosed that over 50 people have lost their lives as a result of the rampage of the Ijaw militants although the Police have consistently stated that the figure is far less than that.

To forestall more killings, the Police and the military have drafted over 500 operatives to the communities.

Army spokesman in Lagos, Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel said that the army has cordoned off the area and restored residents’ confidence.

 According to him, patrol by men of the OP Messa has increased and more personnel are on the ground to avert any repeat attack.

 

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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  1. @Edeh .You can exit and go to any country of your choice. Nigeria remains stronger!

  2. IN MIDST OF FULL BLOWN DICTATORSHIP AND REGULAR MURDROIS ACTS, WITH KIDNAPPING. …..AND GENERAL INSECURITY….MAN SHOULD START THINKING OF LIVING NIGERIA FOR ANY PEACEFUL ENVIRONMENT IN ORDER TO LIVE A QUIETER PEACEFUL LONG LIFE.

  3. Go there and become second class citizen.

  4. Adedayo dis shows dat u are uneducated. Nigeria has expired bcos d 100yrs amalgamation contract has terminated. There is no gud thing dat comes out from any expired product bcos u can not cheat d nature, except u are a mad man dat eats expired food. Adedayo i assure u, a time will come wen u will be ashamed to adress urself as a Nigerian. Mark it somewhere.

    • DARLINGTON MADUNEME Nigeria need referendum too because the troubles are becoming too numerous to solve.

    • Since Nigeria state expired in 1914, why didn’t you tell Jonathan to restructure it rather than contesting an election to an expired office in an expired country. Or is he a product of an expired agitation?

    • Did Nigeria did referendum b4 they started the 100yss contract? Why should they do referendum to depart? Many of u are illiterates that’s y u are fools.

    • Jonathan knew as an educated man dat Nigeria has expired and dia is notin gud dat can come out from it dat’s y he handed d power to a fool who is an illierate. Now u can clearly seen how Buhari is battling wit an expired entity.

    • Maduneme, pls let me ask U a questn, Hw are your brothers going to do wit dia properties and dia business here in north, or dnt U kwn dat have of D estate in fct is owning by Igbo. U pple should think well

    • Oladejo, the same way other governors who looted dis country are doing wit dia estates in Dubai, Uk, USA etc, that is how my brothers in d North and in d West will do wit their own estate. Oladejo it seems dat Ur greediness is too much plus ur illiteracy. Go to school u said no. U tink dat Biafrans are fools as u are.

    • 4 heavenly sake i’m educated more dan all of u joined together. No body can defeat me in Biafran argument. I will just expose ur illiteracy right here 4 others to see.

    • U see how all of them are thinking like animals. Uncivilised bunch of Idiots.

    • If nt dat U r Idiot, U claim to be Educated…even they give U people freedom, dnt U think of future. D Problem dat will face Biafraud will be far much dan D challenges we are now. And U thing ND we allow Igbo

    • Ur foolishness is wahala oo! The ND avanger are fighting for the upland and the riverine area of Biafra land. The first requirement by the ND avengers from d fed. Govt is to release Nnamdi Kanu who is their leader and 4 d fed. Govt to grant them Biafra.
      May be it seems dat d yorubas are jealous of Biafra.

    • Oladejo Biafrans have officially abolished those useless names; S/S, S/E, N/D, THE IGBOS, THE IJAWS. These names are no longer existing in Biafra bcos is a deceit of divide and rule system and we have seen ourselves as one people wit one unique value system. The avenger are bearing d name ND bcos is d language an idiot like u can easily understand. Even at that, many Igbo speaking area of Biafra land are part of your so called Niger Delta so what rubbish are u talking about? Do u want to divide Niger Delta again to show how illiterate u are. Oladejo as old as U are u still reason like kids. Go to school u said no. Tufiakwa!!!

    • I pity d yorubas when Biafra will be restored bcos they are illiterates and too lazy. They will perpetually remain in d hands of the Housa Fulani Boko Haram till internity. I just pity ur future generation bcos Fulani people will use them as Suya, so u better fight 4 ur Oduduwa Republic now.

  5. Where is those coward called Yoruba?let then come out and challenge Niger Delta naoo,they were making noise time come for every noise Maker to act

    • Kundu Ralph, u are beating the drums of war. Hav u seen or experienced war b4? By the way, how old are u? When u see war, u will run, but u will not know where to run to. Go & ask those who survived the seccessionist war they called Biafran War. Even the warlord ran for dear life. Don’t u ever pray for way, but if u insist u want it, u will get it. A word is enough for the wise.

    • Idiot, ur generation re cowards, fulani will kill you people finished. Oloriburuku omo #agbariojukwu

    • # Tunji Abiona you mumu,Fulani no the killed useless Yoruba

    • Challenge you for what? What are we fighting over? Ask your elders who witnessed the civil war, then you chill. Yoruba people always use their home heads to reason & not their anuses.

    • Let you people stop making unnecessary noise

    • Kundu I pitty you & your tribe if Yoruba start with you,you will be nowhere to be find

    • You don’t tell a child even an adult not to play with fire……………! You guys should please leave them they are small kids

    • I no pray 4 war cos i was told “mothers left their BELOVED children n ran 4 their lifes, noting 2 eat in desert sucking animal blood n eating grass 2 survive etc” n i shed tears those who xprce these will neva neva neva pray 4 fight talkless of war

    • Kundu is still a baby, i blame those that are replying to his childish talk.

    • Kundu or kunta abi konga..stp reasoning like an illeterate dismented assholes..even yo grandpa wey fall 2 dat grips of war in old tyme wit yoruba..they all run nakedly.

    • now let me come in, my name is FLAME, u burn when I want to, I consume totally when the time comes, am proud to be a Niger deltan, a home of resources, a home where coward had no room, a home where element are kept, a home where we don’t take weakness as excuse, a home where riches is flowing like water, a home where blood is mixed with water, take note everyone here, to the Hausa, without the military might, u are nothing, ur boko soldiers can’t stop us, to the yorubas, u are as lazy as the lizard which ur O P C can’t do much before they fall out of fomation, to our neighbour in the east, we gat ur back, we will always be behind u guys but dnt ever cross our path when we are destroying this foolish entities called Nigeria, am a proudly Niger deltan, talking of weapon, Nigeria without foreign country coming for ur rescue, ur are doom, we gat more that u ever expect, talk of destruction, we are ever ready but since 2015 we have not shed any man’s blood, take note says me THE FLAME, to the Yoruba go to kwara state and reclaim ur land before u talk, lazy fools

    • Yorubas are cowards. Go and reclaim Kwara State before you come and make mouth here.

    • We will always stand with Niger delta.

    • Leave those Yoruba,homes of evil

    • U r a fool.we dnt fight unnecessary fight.we av experience n educated.we do tins accordinly we r nt an illitrate lyk niger delta fuck ur ass

    • I know say OBJ Never get your time…you go soon start to dey beg..ataree mesan..e le je tan..stupid ppl..

    • it like u guys are mistaking something, we have not started killing, just destroying and people are crying, if buhari, obj, atiku, or any other person from west or north play funny then we will unleashed the real play make to the country and it will be forced to raise the 2civil war by force, take not, we failed to join the biafra at first in 1967-1970 but this time, we are back together, I swear Nigeria will not make it, and to those international bodies that will interfere, we are ready to cause evoke to the entire world, u cnt wipe us all out using atomic or any other automatic weapon, we have more than Nigeria will ever get now, misery, evoke and trouble if the international bodies interfere, so Yoruba is not our problem, the opc is nothing difficult for us to crash, they should be prepare very hard, we are not coward like the Yoruba neither if we are weakly like the hausas,we are Niger delta, I am proudly Niger deltan

  6. chi how are you ,pls your phone number

  7. You call Yoruba cowards right,try it again you people will meet your Waterloo animalistic ape

  8. All I Wil say is dat if to break Nigeria into three parts(yoruba country, hausa country and igbo country ) will bring about d peace… Plssss let’s do so inoda to bring end to unnecessary killing happens everyday… Bcoz for how long we will keep managing to live with ourselves without love…not necessary for us to wage war before breaking,I think we can do diz without war..

  9. Shebi una dey protest today about dictator buhari una ofe mmanu people Neva c anything

  10. Please point of correction don’t refer pipeline vandals as ijaws, are they the only ones involved in pipeline vandalism / militancy? Please stop painting the ijaws black. Tank you

  11. Let’s allow the Afenifere Leaders to unravel the root cause of the killings and bring everything to an amicable end.

  12. the alhaji should be punished

  13. yoruba are intelligence pple.we are waiting 4de outcome of the investigation.yoruba race are not coward.

  14. sorry to say ma is only Hausa,Yoruba and Igbo in Nigeria? what abt d rest tribes?

  15. what we need is God intervention nt wat will never ever happen

  16. The relationship between biafra and nigeria if disintegrated is loading……………………. Israel n Palestine

  17. am an ijawman nd i dnt know anything abt pipeline vandalism dos dat qualify me 2 b a vandal?

    • No,it doesn’t. This is one major reason I always take swipe @ some ppl generalising issues to a particular tribe or region or religion when they suppose to address the main thing but complicate n join issues together.

  18. What did you achieve where you are a1st citizen?

  19. Disintegration is the only known solution, the more we pretend to be one, the more deaths we record.

  20. Pls stop mentioning ijaws

  21. Our wealth and energy on BIAFRA Nobody know how we are feelin inside

  22. Have the stupid alhaji that is the cause of all this innocent people’s death been arrested

  23. let not decieves our self especially Hausa I’m an Igbo man to d call I prefer Yorubas to d Hausa becos d Yoruba are welcoming dey are comfortable to live with tribes but some of dem are tribalistic ,dey are moderate people who value one life and don’t take people life for any reason pls live among dem u will see it but one thing with d Yoruba’s I don like dey are two faced people . y Hausa are killer fanatic highly tribalistic and dey don’t value people life dey kill for unjust reason dey don mixing with other tribe and see thing dey are local

  24. Let buhari stepdown basic

  25. So what happens to the police people that shot those boys? Disgusting country.

  26. Alhaji deserve dead about d incidents ,pls my ppls d community need to receive more pens.

  27. @tiawo nigerian zoo has expired don’t be ewure husa

  28. Nigeria is a dead country

  29. Nigera will have no peace untill biafra is freed

  30. This shows that every ethnic group has criminals! That is why ordinary ppl of different ethnic groups should stop stereotyping each! They are just helping the political class who are united divide and rule the electorate!

  31. Please I want an educated person to explain in this forum what makes Nigeria one

  32. @raph, i don’t blame u, ure just a boy ” omode e o m’ogun, o’ npe lefo” If u see war, will u wait? Rantings of a weakling.

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