Abuja - Fifty people are feared dead in the borderline communities of Ogun and Lagos State following deadly attacks staged by suspected militants on Thursday night.
According to a Vanguard report, militants swooped into the neighboring communities of Elepete and Igbo Olomu in the early hours of Thursday night, killing sores of residents believed to be landlords in the area.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity has revealed that the militants are suspected to have thought the landlords were security agents keeping watch over the community and had began shooting sporadically, killing 30 people at various points.
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Residents have lamented the attack, blaming security operatives for alleged negligence and calling on the Nigerian Army, the Navy and the Air Force to tackle the scourge of killings in the area.
The area is said to have been attacked just six days prior, with 15 people allegedly having been killed in the clash, The News reports.
The Ogun State Police Command has since disputed the figures, however, claiming that only two people were killed in the attack.
“Two have been confirmed dead. The militants came again and attacked the community. They came yesterday and attacked and went back to the creeks. We will only continue to try,” Adijobi, a Police Superintendent, said.
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