I want to call on President Muhammadu Buhari and the new Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, to save us from Ijaw militants in Ikorodu, Lagos.
For some weeks now, residents have not be able to sleep in their houses, and in fact, I can say that we are refugees now, as some of us are currently squatting with friends and family members.
These militants, who came through the waters, had also attacked the convoy of the Ogun State deputy governor when she came on a fact-finding mission to ascertain what was really happening.
Several people have lost their lives as a result of the onslaught by these Ijaw militants.
If these militants could attack the security details of a deputy governor, then one wonders the fate of ordinary citizens who are not armed.
This issue is more than what the Commissioners of Police in Ogun and Lagos states can handle themselves. It is high time President Buhari stepped in by ordering the military to deploy soldiers to the area for the security of lives and properties.
As it is now, most of the streets in communities close to the waterside have been deserted, while those who are left sleep in bushes at night, and not in the comfort of their homes.
Residents of these affected communities are, therefore, appealing to the President and the IGP to save us from these militants, because as it is now, our lives have been disrupted; we can no longer go to our homes, nor to our businesses, while our children have also stopped going to school long before the school terms ended.
- Sina Ologunde,