Although Palm Sunday is meant to be for celebration but turned out tragic as no fewer than five policemen and two soldiers, including an Army Captain were killed by suspected militants on Sunday morning in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
A source confirmed that the body of the slain captain who was simply identified as Muhammad, and the other victims had been removed from the scene.
It was gathered that the militants had struck at Woodland Estate, close to the Isawo creeks and engaged security personnel in a gun duel.
It is however, unclear if there are casualties on the part of the militants.
Meanwhile, the new Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone II, which covers Lagos and Ogun states, Adamu Ibrahim, has activated a Response and Intelligence Team to Ikorodu area.
Although the spokesperson for the zone, Dolapo Badmus, did not confirm the number of casualties, but said that a team of anti-kidnapping operatives has been deployed to the area to forestall a reoccurrence and arrest the suspects.
The militants, whose stocks in trade are kidnapping and oil theft, were chased out of the area in August 2016 by the Task Force, after several bloody clashes in the community.
Scores of people were allegedly killed during the clashes between militants and residents of Isawo community, before the Joint Military Task Force was deployed to the area.