By Daud Olatunji

Two days after the latest attack on some communities in Lagos and Ogun states by suspected Niger Delta  militants, which led to the death of about 50 people, survivors have narrated their ordeal.

The communities include Ita Oluwo, Elepete and Oke- Muti , Igbo-Olomu, Ikorodu , Ita-Oluwo, Imagbon, Imushin and Kajola.

Efforts  to visit the affected areas by our reporter were  unsuccessful, yesterday, as no one was ready to go to   the area considered as a  deadly zone.

Our correspondent, who wanted to enter the communities through Sagamu-Ogijo, had to end the journey at the  last bus stop at Ita -Oluwo as no commercial motorcycle operator was ready to go beyond the area.

Tension seemed to have spread to the area as residents were not ready to talk about  the militants so as not to incur their wrath.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that in the area, the fear of  militants is the beginning of wisdom.

It was gathered  that the population of the communities, surrounded by creeks, was over 500,000 while different tribes of people lived peacefully.

Further  findings showed that the communities comprised   migrants from Majidun-Ikorodu and Arepo who settled  there after they were dislodged by the task force on vandalisation of  petroleum pipelines.

The Federal Government war against pipeline vandalisation was said to have checkmated some of the militants who then took to robbery, and other crimes to make a  living.

 

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