Ikorodu attacks: Saluting the military

I want to commend the Nigerian military for finally deciding to tackle the militants who have been attacking innocent Nigerians in Lagos and Ogun riverine communities. These militants were responsible for the oil bunkering in these communities, and on several occasions, they had killed law enforcement agents who had gone to curb their activities.

However, when the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari came on board, the security agencies, particularly the Navy, put in extra efforts to curb the activities of these criminals, and seeing that their sources of livelihood had been curbed, they turned on residents of the communities close to them. They raped women, killed men, and for a long time, we thought nothing would be done to bring them to justice. I hope the ongoing military action in these areas can be sustained.

It is also important for law enforcement agents to secure the release of the Oniba of Iba, Oba Goriola Oseni, who was abducted in his palace last month, as well as other victims in the captivity of the criminals.

  • Jimoh Mumin,