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At least 114 militants are feared killed and scores injured in coordinated attacks on their camps in the creeks of Ogun and Lagos.

The attack by Army, Air Force and Navy, began Thursday night under operation “Crocodile Laugh” in readiness for a confrontation with the militants, who operate with impunity.

The Director of Defence Information, Brig Gen Rabe Abubakar, confirmed the operation. He said it was conducted to flush out militants and saboteurs from the area.

The attacks, according to Today Ng, sent the local residents scampering, but they have been assured of safety and advised against sheltering any of the fleeing militants.

creeks in Lagos and Ogun states recently became a safe haven and operational hideout for militants from Niger Delta. Besides oil pipeline vandalism and petroleum theft in Arepo in Ogun State and parts of Lagos, the militants have been attacking innocent residents and robbing them recklessly.

Military analysts say the dislodgment of the militants was carried out to drive them back to the Niger Delta where a full scale attack was imminent, should the dialogue option fails.

Some Niger Delta militants have in recent months inflicted massive damage on the economy through the destruction of gas and crude oil pipelines.

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At least 114 militants are feared killed and scores injured in coordinated attacks on their camps in the creeks of Ogun and Lagos.The attack by Army, Air Force and Navy, began Thursday night under operation “Crocodile Laugh” in readiness for a confrontation with the militants, who operate with impunity.
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