OPC In Fierce Gun Fight With Ijaw Militants In Ikorodu Lagos, 4 Militants Arrested

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July 31, 2016 –  OPC In Fierce Gun Fight With Ijaw Militants In Ikorodu, 1 OPC Member Killed, 4 Militants Arrested

Oodua Peoples Congress members opened fire on some militants terrorizing  the riverside communities of Ikorodu Lagos.

The clash at the weekend led to the arrest of four of the militants, who have been terrorizing residents of Igbo Olomu community of Ikorodu in Lagos State.
Mr Femi Atiku, the coordinator of Ogbagba Zone of OPC in Isawo-Ikorodu area under Gani Adams confirmed the incident on Sunday.

Atiku said that they lost one members of their group during exchange of gun fire.
“The OPC members engaged the militants in a fierce gun battle around Yewa community in Igbo-Olomu and facilitated the release of two landlords earlier kidnapped by the gunmen.

“Sadly, an OPC member was killed but other members succeeded in arresting four members of the gang, who were handed over to the Owutu Police Divisional.
“The division later handed them over to the area commander in charge of the area,’’ he said.

Atiku said that their members responded to a distress call that the militants invaded Yewa area of Olainukan, where they kidnapped two persons, including a landlord called Mr Daniel Akpughe.

“The OPC responded and caught up with the militants, who had by then relocated to part of the creek and a serious clash ensued between the two groups.
“The abducted members of the community were rescued. The militants regrouped and waylaid our members on their way back, killing one of them, Tunde Sogunro in another round of gun duel,’’ he said.

The OPC leader also expressed the readiness of the group to tackle the menace of the militants in Lagos state.

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13 thoughts on “OPC In Fierce Gun Fight With Ijaw Militants In Ikorodu Lagos, 4 Militants Arrested

  1. Honestly, I’m against any forms of armed militants taking the responsibilty or potions of law enforcement officers such as the police and military officials. Why? Arming militants for any reason is a sign that the society is falling apart and failing to discharge its main responsiblity of properties lives and properties. Does that mean that I’m against what those brave OPC men have done by protectin those vulnerable Ikorodun residents and the two landlords that were rescueD from those Ijaws criminals? No. But I will still prefer that the police and Nigerian army take the fight to those stupid Niger Delta Avengers terrorist whereas they are based in Lagos, Ogun and take the fight to them directly and agressively in the Southsouth region. They are gradually becoming like Boko Haram terrorists, but the different is that they have chosen a wrong region and people to carry out their crimes. They must pay dearly for their crimes against innocent people and those peaceful residents of Lagos and Ogun states. The OPC group who responded to the cries of the people have done a great and pathrotic thing. May the soul of the OPC member who died during the gun battle rest in peace. The state and federal government must to react to those Ijaws atrocities in Southwest region as a matter of national security.

  2. Since it has gotten to the level of our people rising against one another, community against community, tribe against tribe etc. The leaders of tomorrow now use weapons of mass destruction as if they are using toys, it means “the center can no longer hold.” Nigerian leaders, what you are turning our poor young men into, out of your selfish reasons, it is going down on history. I promise you one thing, this sin you commit today will fetch you tomorrow !!!

  3. Yes Government has the responsibility to protect the people and not allow any group of lawless bandits terrorize citizens from their homeland. Who are these nuisances calling themselves militants? Is their militancy about using force to steal, extort and plunder villages and make live unbearable for innocent people? Why can’t they go fight boko haram and other mad people like themselves? Thieves! Mchweeeew!!!

  4. This is beginning to look like a political game in my eyes. I guess this guys operating in lagos and ogun are being used by some political figures to destabilize this administration of buhari just like boko haram insurgency in the past administration. This therefore should be the time the military need to show it strength on behalf of the civilian population in the country. They Should be able to crush all armed bandits irrespective of the name they are being label operating in every part of the country. They shouldn’t be partial in there fight against any terrorist group namely,fulani herds men,niger delta militants who have choosing the part of violent,boko haram. More importantly,they should spear innocent civilians during this fights.

  5. This is good news, but its heart breaking that one officer died. May his soul RIP. As for those militants, they deserve to die and rot in jail

  6. it seems only iron can bend iron… great job by the opc member… but my question is “why do some people give less value to their lives”

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