In his reaction, Founder of Oodua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Fedrick Fasheun said he believes no militant will dare the security of Lagos State.
He also said he believes that Lagos State is not sleeping or napping over the security situation in the state.
According to him: “We have waited patiently to confirm the suspicion, whether it is true that militants are building camps in some parts of Lagos and other South-West states. Whether it is true or not, I believe not many dare-devils will live to tell the story if any attempt is made on Lagos”.
We ‘ll make Yorubaland a no go area for militants — Gani Adams
National Coordinator of the OPC, Otunba Gani Adams, has threatened to make Yorubaland a no-go area for militants to perpetuate their nefarious activities.
Adams, who confirmed the setting up of camps by the militants in the Lagos and Ogun axis, said: “I agree with the military that they have different camps but thank God that the military has risen to the task. Also, we as an organisation have decided to complement their efforts.
“Definitely, the militants have invaded the South West but those carrying out these acts are not from Delta or Bayelsa states but from Ondo State. It is a bad signal, I won’t deceive you but I can tell you that they have missed the post. They cannot go scot free because what they are doing in their states cannot be replicated here in the South West. They will retreat because we will not encourage it.
There is no way they can hide in Yoruba land. We have to thank the military for their aerial bombardment because their hideout is not one that can be easily located. The military bombardment has smoked them out”
It shows incompetence, inefficiency of our security agencies – Adebanjo
Chief Ayo Adebanjo said: “How can they set up camps in Lagos and Ogun states? We have no relationship with militants. It shows the inefficiency and incompetence of our security agencies. Given what had been happening in the country, our security people should have been alert to prevent such camps from being set up.”
It’s an attempt to pit Yoruba against Ijaw —
Mr Yinka Odumakin said: “The setting up of camps in parts of Lagos and Ogun states by the militants is a strange dimension. Up till now, we see them as criminal elements. We call on the security agencies to deal with them as such. The security agencies should go after their camps and deal with them.
“It is an attempt to pit the Yoruba against the Ijaw because the Ijaw have no cause to attack Yorubaland. We must avoid a situation where ethnic groups will resort to ethnic justice because any attempt to seek ethnic justice always leads to genocide. The security agencies should go after the criminals and deal with them.”