Despite the military air and land raids in July 2016 and the demolition of some shanties in the creeks, intelligence reports indicate that militants based in the South-West are planning fresh attacks in Lagos and Ogun, with schools as specific targets.
The Sun reports that the threat from the militants is top on the agenda of a meeting by South-West governors, who are reportedly scheduled to meet in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital on Monday.
It would be recalled that the militants widely known to be notorious for vandalising Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) pipelines, decided to extend their criminal activities to kidnapping and robbery.
As far back as 2013, they successfully invaded banks in Lekki, Festac and Ikorodu areas of Lagos in broad daylight, till they were curbed and some of their top commanders either killed or arrested. Thereafter, they concentrated their efforts on kidnapping and robbing houses close to the creeks.