Lagos - Militants allegedly responsible for the recent attacks on communities in Lagos and Ogun states are reportedly escaping to riverine communities in the Ilaje and Ese-Odo local government areas of Ondo State, Punch reports.
It was gathered that the militants, who escaped the intensified aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force of their camps at Arepo, Ogun, and Ikorodu, Lagos, had been sighted in Ore, Okitipupa and the riverine communities of Ondo State.
Some of them were still trapped in Arepo and other communities in Lagos and were making frantic moves to flee according to a top security source.
He said since the military started the bombardment of the militants’ camps on Friday, many of them had fled and regrouped in Ondo State.
News24 previously reported that than 19 militants were arrested following ongoing surveillance of creeks in the Fatola and Arepo LGAs of Ogun State.
Operatives from the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) made the arrests after invading the area through the use of air crafts.
“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.
- News 24