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Tension: Niger Delta militants open fire in Ogun state

The Nation reports that the gunmen suspected to be Niger Delta militants took over part of Ebute – Ibafo in Obafemi Owode local government area of Ogun state and stopped the government convoy from accessing the community.
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Princess Yetunde Onanuga, deputy governor, was accompanied to the community by soldiers, police officers and operatives of the Department of State Security Service (DSS).
The aim of the visit was to evaluate the level of destruction to the community.
However, Onanuga was stopped midway by the militants who opened fire on the security agents and made them into a retreat.
Secretary of the state government Taiwo Adeoluwa, who was also in the onvoy, speaking afterwards said the federal government needs to intervene in the matter.
“ The team led by the deputy governor of the state cannot access a part of our state. It means without mincing words, the federal government needs to get involved in this. This is clearly beyond the capacity of the police. We believe a major task force, like the one we have in Niger Delta is necessary and desirable now ,” he said.
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Following the continuation of the attacks on the oil and gas facilities in the oil rich region the Federal government might deploy some war-tested soldiers from the North-East to the Niger Delta to curb activities of the militants.
At the same time, the militants dared President Buhari to visit the area.

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