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[Update]: Niger Delta militants attack Ikorodu area

Gunmen suspected to be militants were said to have invaded Igbolomu and Ishawo areas in Ikorodu Local Government Area of Lagos State. 

Eyewitnesses who escaped from one of the invaded areas, said to Vanguard that the gunmen from the Niger Delta came through water channel since yesterday and started shooting sporadically. 

UPDATE

But a citizen, Mr. Achinike Okafor, just informed Elombah.com that it was not an outright invasion as earlier thought.

Rather, it is a factional war between oil bunkerers and Ajegunle community in Ikorodu.

The suspected militants killed eight residents of Igbo Olomu, Bolorunduro, Ajegunle, and Oke Muti, boundary communities of Lagos and Ogun states.

The killings, which were carried out on Thursday night, have caused residents of the communities to flee their homes.

“I have seen four corpses. The militants have declared a war on us,” a resident, Giwa Bola, said.

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UPDATE 2

13 feared dead as militants attack Lagos communities

No fewer than 13 people were feared dead, Friday, during two separate attacks by suspected militants who invaded Elepete community in Igbo-Olomu, Agric area of Ikorodu.

It was gathered that 10 of the victims were killed Thursday night, while the remaining were killed at about 10am.

The first incident occurred at Ola-Imam area of Elepete when the militants allegedly engaged some security volunteers in a battle while the second incident occurred at Phase 1 area.

The attacks were a continuation of reprisal attacks on Elepete and Muti communities by militants which started Monday, as residents deserted the areas.

Few residents who returned to Elepete, formed a volunteer vigilante group to secure the community only for the militants to attack them, killing 10 members of the vigilante group.

As returnees fled the area by Friday morning, the militant launched another attack around 10am killing three.

 

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