The traditional rulers and community leaders of Oke-Oko, Oke-Tapa and environs of Isawo in Ikorodu-Lagos, have donated 10 acres of land to the Nigerian Army to build a barrack, saying the gesture is aimed at making the presence of the military felt in the community notorious for militancy and pipeline vandalism.
The traditional ruler (Baale) of the communities, Chief Musa who disclosed this in an interview with the LEADERSHIP said the land was given to the army owing to their efforts in sending out militants and pipelines vandals in the areas.
He emphasized that peace had returned to their communities.
According to him, the land was part of the areas occupied by suspected militants and vandals, where they unleashed terror on the residents resulting in many deaths and destruction of properties in the community.
The monarch noted that the existing presence of the Army and police had sent the militants and other criminals from operating in the area.
LEADERSHIP recalled that the Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, on August 4, 2016 visited Isawo creeks and was briefed about the activities of the militants.
A military joint taskforce was drafted by the Lagos State government to the area to dislodge the militants and vandals.