It was indeed a chaotic sight to behold on Sunday morning as militants struck Isawo, a community in Ikorodu, Lagos State, killing two soldiers and five policemen.
According to the Punch, security men were killed in an ambush by the hoodlums in the area.
It was reported that residents of the area had earlier raised the alarm over the return of the militants. They stated that many of them had returned to Isawo and neighbouring communities, robbing and terrorising residents.
“The militants are back to Isawo area. They brandish guns openly during daytime and rob people at night; many residents are now living in fear.”
The Zone 2 Police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, confirmed the incident, adding that the Assistant Inspector General of police has deployed the anti-kidnapping team in the area. She, however, did not confirm the casualties.
The militants, mostly kidnappers and pipeline vandals, were chased out of the area in August last year following bloody clashes in the community.
Scores of people were killed in 2016 during clashes between militants and residents of Isawo community, leading to the deployment of a joint military task force in the area.