We’ll flush out Militants from Lagos Creeks-NSCDC Boss

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NSDSC, Lagos Commandant,Tajudeen Balogun

NSDSC, Lagos Commandant,Tajudeen Balogun

Kazeem Ugbodaga

The Commandant, National Security and Civil Defence Corp, NSCDC, Lagos State, Tajudeen Balogun says the civil defence and other security agencies are determined to flush out militants and vandals from Lagos.

He said about 150 civil defence officers were currently in Ikorodu to block all exit points so that the fleeing militants could be apprehended.

Balogun, who spoke with PM News in Lagos said the military, NSCDC, police and others were working together to flush out not only the militants but other criminals in the Ikorodu axis, specifically “in those communities where we share boundaries with communities in Ogun state.”

“The bombardment had started since. The Nigerian Navy is working on the waterways, the Army, NSCDC and others joined them in the ground battle. We all have different roles assigned to us. We are performing our duty well. And one of our duties was to block the exit point where the militants can escape from.

“Sometimes, for security reasons, we do not give the exact number of persons arrested. But if you are conversant with what were already reported, you will discover that we have made some arrest. We are deploying a lot of our men. As a matter of fact, we have a lot of back up from some other adjoining states,” Balogun said.

He debunked claims that innocent people were killed during the bombardment of the militants and vandals in Ikorodu and Arepo.

“As far as I know, there was no innocent soul killed during the bombardment. And during the last briefing we had, there was no report from other security agencies that residents died during the attack. The operation is ongoing, so there is no way we can get the correct fact. The true fact will be stated at the end of the operations. And these will be …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper