Ogun Deputy Governor Convoy Attacked By Suspected Militants

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Suspected militants on Monday attacked the security team of the Ogun Deputy Governor, Chief Mrs Yetunde Onanuga at Ibafo.

The militants engaged Onanuga’s security team in gun battle when she embarked on an inspection visit to some borderline communities between Ogun and Lagos states, ‎ sacked by militants.

According to NAN, the suspected militants had last Friday attacked the communities killing scores of residents.

Onanuga, who visited Imushin, Elepete and Igbo-Olomu communities‎, reassured the residents of the commitment of the authorities to protect their lives and property.

The suspected militants however, began shooting at the security operatives who accompanied the deputy governor at Akoka Ebute area of Ibafo, in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area.

However, the gun battle which lasted for about 20 minutes, did not record any casualty.

Traditional rulers from the affected communities‎ had earlier held a meeting with the Secretary to the Government of Ogun State (SSG), Taiwo Adeoluwa, in Abeokuta.

The outcome of the meeting spurred the government to send a delegation, led by the deputy governor to visit the affected communities.

As the advance security team led by the service chiefs was approaching Ibafo Creeks, where the suspected militants were believed to be hiding, sudden gun shots boomed from the creeks. This forced the surprised security men to take cover.

The security operatives, comprising soldiers and policemen‎, rallied later to respond in kind.

The suspected militants ceased further attacks and beat a retreat deeper into the creeks.

The delegation later made a detour‎ from the troubled area after the deputy governor had assured the residents of commitment to their safety.

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