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OPC threatens reprisal over Ijaw militants’ attacks on Yorubaland

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The Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) has threatened sustained reprisal attacks on individuals and business interests of the Ijaw extraction in the South-West, over the spate of killings and kidnapping in Ogun and Lagos states by suspected Niger Delta militants.

The body warned that its members were increasingly becoming restive because they could no longer tolerate the Ijaw militants for misconstruing the hospitality of the Yoruba people for a sign of weakness and stupidity.

Scores of residents have fled their communities when the militants invaded Imusin and Ogijo in Ogun and riverine communities in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, with dizzying rise in cases of kidnapping of persons, including the traditional ruler of Iba land in Lagos, Oba Goriola Oseni.

Tribune, July 20, 2016

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