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.