The National Coordinator of Oodua Peoples’ Congress (OPC) Otunba Gani Adam has strengthened a pact to support the Military personnel in the protection of Nigerians from terrorizing militants. Sequel to reported incessant attacks by a crop of militants who have been terrorizing and maiming the people in some communities in the southwest of Nigeria.
This became known Tuesday during a visit of Otunba (Dr) Gani Adams, the National Coordinator of OPC to boost the morale of his members who joined hands with the military personnel to combat the militants and kidnappers who have invaded Abule-Ado-Soba and Ijedodo creeks for some months back.
“We are taking no more chances. I think our tolerance has been mistaken for cowardice and it is time to act. Now we are ready to join hands with the relevant Nigerian forces to smoke out all militants that have constituted themselves as be the tail troubling the dog of Lagosians all these while. We have already moved into action, and they shall all be smoked out and dealt with, in no time.”
These were the words of Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, Publicity Secretary, Gani Adams led Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, in response to the recent invasion of a part of Lagos State recently by men suspected to be militants, which resulted in shooting at some OPC members and the eventual kidnap of an Army Lieutenant.
Sequel to the gory development, a combined team of military personnel and members of the Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, led by Otunba Gani Adams, have swooped on the sleepy town of Soba, Festac Area and environs in Lagos to quell the recent attack believed to have been masterminded by men suspected to be militants.
The suspected militants had swooped on the area weekend to unleash terror on residents and in the process, kidnapped a military officer, identified as Lieutenant Gyan while the OPC Coordinator in the Zone, Akeem Lawal and one of his boys, Alao Joshua were wounded. Both of them are presently receiving medical treatments in an hospital in Lagos.
In a reprisal attack, a combination of military personnel from Ojo Cantonment, Naval Officers from Navy Town and a team of men of the Gani Adams led OPC, cordoned off the creeks in the area to dislodge the arsonists from their hideout.
It was gathered that the suspected militants, eventually bowed to the superior fire power of the team, resulting to several casualties on the side of the former while their hideouts were burnt down by the joint team.