Deputy Governor of Ogun State Chief Yetunde Onanuga, escaped death yesterday in Ibafo, Obafemi-Owode local government when suspected Niger Delta militants attacked her convoy on her way to visit the Ogun-Lagos border areas being terrorized by militants.
The suspected militants engaged her security details in open fire at Akoka Ebute area of Ibafo for about 20 minutes—but—there was no casualty during the gun battle.
Chief Onanuga was on official assignments to Imushin, Elepete and Igbo-Olomu where suspected militants have been killing residents to reassure the people of Governor Ibikunle Amosun administration’s commitment towards providing adequate security for lives and property when the gory incident happened.
Reacting to the gun battle, the SSG Barr Taiwo Adeoluwa, expressed concern over the deteriorating security situation in the affected communities and called for urgent Federal Government’s assistance. He said the exchange of gunfire between the security operatives and the daredevil criminals in broad daylight was regrettable.
“It is a thing of regret that things have gone so bad in our country; at this level, the teams led by the deputy governor of the state were not able to have access to a part of our state. It means that without mincing words, the Federal Government needs to get involved in this.
“This is something that is beyond the capacity of the police. We need military task force like the one we have in Niger Delta; It’s necessary and desirable. As we can see in Elepete, Igbo-Olomu and Imagbon, nothing can be compared with the violence here in Ibafo,” he said.