Four members of the Nigeria- Delta militants, who have been terrorizing residents of communities around Igbo Olomu area of Ikorodu in Lagos State, have been arrested by members of the Ogbagba zone of Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, led by Otunba Gani Adams.
The members yesterday engaged the militants in a fierce gun battle around Yewa community in Igbo Olomu and facilitated the release of two landlords in the area, earlier kidnapped.
Although an OPC member was killed, other members of the Yoruba group succeeded in arresting four members of the gand and handed them over to the divisional police officer in charge of Owutu Police Station.
The DPO has since handed the suspects to the area commander in charge of Ikorodu.
OPC members from Ogbagba zone had responded to a distress call that militants had invaded Yewa area of Olainu Kan, where they kidnapped two landlords, including one Mr Daniel Akpughe.
They responded and caught up with the militants, who had by then relocated to their creek and a serious clash ensued between the two groups.
The militants regrouped and waylaid the OPC members on their way back, killing one of them, Tunde Sogunro, in another round of gun duel.
Femi Atiku, coordinator of Ogbagba zone of OPC in Isawo confirmed the incident to our correspondent and expressed the condolence of the group to the slain member.