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Ogun: Militants engage soldiers, police in gun duel, stop Deputy Governor’s convoy

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Gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants on Monday took over part of Ebute – Ibafo in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun State and prevented the state Deputy Governor, Princess Yetunde Onanuga, from accessing the community.

Onanuga, who was accompanied to Ebute-Ibafo by soldiers, policemen and operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), to assess the level of destruction to the community, was stopped midway by the militants who opened fire on the security agents and forced them into a retreat.

Those in the deputy governor’s entourage to the community were – the Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery, Army Brigade, Alamala Barack, Abeokuta, Brigadier – Gen. Mohammed Danqalis, the Director of the Department of State Security Service (DSS), Ogun State Command, Mr. Kabiru Sanni and the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Operations), Mr. Bello Makwashi.

The Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Taiwo Adeoluwa, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Chief Dayo Adeneye, the Baale of Ebute – Ibafo, Chief Afolorunsho Balogun, the Olu of Imusin, Oba Taiwo Adebunmi Bamgbose and five other traditional rulers were also in the team that visited the community on Monday.

Addressing reporters, the SSG said the security challenges posed to Ogun State by the militants is beyond the capacity of the police.

Adeoluwa, who noted that the situation should be a source of worry to everybody, urged the Federal Government to urgently constitute a military task force similar to that of Niger Delta to tackle the militants operating from the creeks.

“The team led by the Deputy Governor of the state cannot access a part of our state. It means without mincing words, the federal government needs to get involved in this.

“This is clearly beyond the capacity of the police. We believe a major task force, like the one we have in Niger Delta is necessary and desirable now,” he said.

Ogun: Militants engage soldiers, police in gun duel

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43 comments

  1. Which of the Niger Delta ? Ogun state has his own militants, na was ooo.

  2. Were is OPC nd were is Gani Adams dere father

  3. Why suspect ND militant what will ND militant do with Ogun, those gun men are from S/W

  4. Big lie or can’t be Niger Delta

  5. This people are either Ogun state militants who engage in pipe line oil theft or Fulani boko haram islamist militia ND has no hands in this,

  6. The south west has been the Most peaceful environment in our Nation but is recently deteriorating and there is silence, its very dangerous. This was how it started some Years ago in the North but today we got a very great devastation. The Yorubas should please unite to put an end to this wicked plot in respective of the differences in Religion and political ambitions. God bless us all. Amen.

  7. Let them go ahead and accuse Niger Deltans anyhow they like. If they like call Niger Deltans Boko Haram fighters.coconut heads.

  8. Yoruba man with chronic hypocrisy,what benefit will niger delta freedom fighters get if they attack the west? Pls make una sort una selfs out bikoh.

  9. We have more challenges in niger delta nw, talkless of entering west, so u people shuld nt sabotage us like 1966.

  10. I luv my tribe so much, igbos shld go n die he no concern me, igbos are d big time hypocrisy, during d biafra war igbos began to chase away d owners of rivers st, if not for d wisens of some leaders in river st, dis greedy igbos would hv convert river st, to be igbo land, n that is why an ikwere man can never trust igbo man at all. Dey prefer to do with hausa or yoruba being than igbos. Igbos are d big hypocrisy/greedy being in africa.

    • U must be a child and a myopic thinker. Check your history very well and stop disseminating your half baked information on social media. Amechi and dakuku that are dealing with Hausa today how far how they fared. You are making a mistake please tell me what business of ours do we need ikwere man to survive locally and internationally. You are still living in limbo wake up

    • Baseless argument, what are u smoking? What has igbo or Rivers go to do here. Comment base on d post not u deviating. Grow or do u need to b fed or watered

  11. I hate ibos from d depth of my heart. They claim to be wise, but they are d Biggest mugu in my country Nigra.

  12. Femi, you are nothing than a slave, riff raff like u

  13. Arise oh compatriot . . . .

  14. May the good God deliver all in Jesus name.

  15. People forget that ogun Lagos now have oil, they ve formed a deadly militant to let their voice heard

  16. Already said by nd avengers that they would attack lagos state.that is it.

  17. They are confirmed Ijaw men.

  18. They would soon take over govt.house.

  19. Igbos are the problem of this grate nation….i don,t know why

  20. Yuruba is fooling their self again oh! yuruba upon all those top officers on ground , how many zoo officers die doing the attack? cheap lias.

  21. This attack should not be tolerated

  22. Femi satan or whatever ur name is, u are nothing but a born liar, u are a criminal and a zoo. Hw far do u knw the prehistory of igbos before u started hearing of lkwerre man? Hw deep do u kwn the native relationship the igboman moved to where u nw call ikwerre land, well if u must knw the man u call ikwerre man, originated frm igbo land and that is y we have names like chibuike amaechi. Amadi, chijioke, ndubuisi in ikwerre land, also 95 percent of their mothers are hard working igbos And non of them married ur wayward and pussy buzy sisters. So u yorubas and hausas shuld bck off frm our God given territory.

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