Abuja - No fewer than 19 militants have been arrested following ongoing surveillance of creeks in the Fatola and Arepo LGAs of Ogun State.
According to a Punch report, operatives from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) made the arrests after invading the area through the use of air crafts.
Despite assuring residents in the area of their safety, the operation has caused panic among residents, some of which have fled the area while others were forced to remain indoors, Vanguard reports.
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“Nineteen militants were arrested around the Ishawo, Igbo Olomu and Elepete areas of Ikorodu on Saturday and Sunday. Some of them were caught after fleeing from the areas being bombarded while others were arrested based on information by residents. NSCDC officials from Ondo, Ogun and Oyo states are with us. We are about150. The bombardment is still on,” said an official from the Lagos Command of the NSCDC.
Kehinde Bada, spokesperson for the Lagos Command of the agency, has since confirmed the arrests.
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