1 feared killed as military battles suspected militants in Ogun

SUSPECTED militants, on Tuesday, engaged the military in a fierce gun battle  at the Arepo creeks in Ogun  State, with one person feared killed.

The situation was similar in Ikorodu area of the state as heavy shootings between suspected pipeline vandals and the military continued till late in the evening.

It was gathered that the militants took advantage of the absence of the millitary aircraft in Arepo to visit the creek.

It was, however, not clear if the milltants were trying to escape from the area or that they deliberately attacked  the military men on surveillance.

The gun battle, which reportedly started late on Tuesday, continued till the evening, as the two groups reportedly shot sporadically.

A resident of Igbo Olomu, while speaking with the Nigerian Tribune, said “there have been serious gunshots  since morning. They stooped just around 6.30 p.m.”

The resident, however, said he was not sure if it was a clash between the militants and men of the military, or a continuation of the mission to dislodge the militants.