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 months 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 operate 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 in the communities bordering the waters.
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.
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.
- Sina Ologunde,