Lagos - Investigations have revealed that there are over seven creeks manned by militants in Arepo and Lagos State, Vanguard reports.
Military sources said four major camps, tagged “Target A, B, C and D”, are situated within Ishawo, Ibafo, Elepete areas and are interlinked.
Along the line, they dispersed into different groups, following arguments over sharing formula. It was gathered that the Arepo creeks were divided into four major camps. One of the camps located in Ikorodu is headed by one ‘General’ Ossy.
He oversees all creeks around Ishawo, Konu among others. Another leader, identified as ‘General’ Agbala, oversees all creeks around Elepete, Igbolomu and neighbouring creeks in Ogun state. Due to a disagreement among some of them, they spread their domain to Ijegemo, in Isheri area of Lagos where one TK was the head.
TK was killed during a cross fire with the police, during a robbery operation. Late TK’s second-in-command, with an undisclosed identity, was said to have taken over the Ijegemo camp. Another creek with over 12 camps is also located in Ijegemo area, headed by one Kakandu group.
News24 previously reported that the Nigerian Air Force resumed the aerial bombardment of hideouts of the vandals in the Ogun State axis of Arepo, launching fresh air strikes on Friday.
It was gathered that the NAF resumed the current attack after gunshots were heard firing from deep inside the mangrove forest following the visit of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and other top security personalities to the area on Thursday.
A top security source said that the NAF deployed an Augusta helicopter for the operation which struck some locations of the vandals.
The source said that the helicopter which commenced operation in the afternoon was still carrying out the onslaught on the hiding militants as of 3pm on Friday.
- News 24