To ensure a violence free election, security agencies in Ondo state, including the military, have destroyed militant camps in the riverine Ilaje and Ese-Odo areas of the state.
Personnel of the Army, Navy, Police, Immigration Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) effected the destruction of the camps at Igbokoda, headquarters of Ilaje Local Government Area and Atijere, Abereke, Agadagba, Obolowo, Aserebobo, Arogbo, Dioba, according to the Commander, 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar.
Abubakar said the move was to warn hoodlums and militants in the creeks “that we are ready.”
He added: “We want to ensure that the election is free and peaceful and make sure that hoodlums don’t interfere.
“The places visited lead to Delta and Ogun states and they will be coming. But I want to assure you that wherever they come from, we will give them blocking force.”
He advised hoodlums on the waterways to shun all forms of violence and intimidation before, during, and after the election.