Gunmen suspected to be militants on Monday attacked a convoy led by Ogun State Deputy Governor, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga.
Onanuga was trying to access a part of Ebute-Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government through the creeks when he was attacked.
The militants, which in recent times have been disturbing the area, usually follow the route to escape after attacking the Ebute–Ibafo community.
The soldiers and the police in the entourage returned fire but the trip was aborted.
This prompted the Secretary to the State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, to call on the Federal Government to urgently constitute a military task force in the State, like the one in the Niger Delta, to tackle the militants.
“This level of team led by the Deputy Governor cannot access a part of our state. It means without mincing words, the Federal Government needs to get involved in this,” he said.
“This is clearly beyond the capacity of the police. This is something which we believe in Ogun state, a major task force, military operation task force like the one we have in Niger Delta is necessary and desirable now.
“We all can see, we were in Elepete, Igbo Olomu, Imagbon, Imuti, nothing compared to the violence there. You all heard the shooting, this is something that should be a source of worry to everybody and we think the Federal Government should come to our aid.”