FEAR yesterday gripped residents of Arepo and other coastal communities in Ogun State as guns boomed in the creeks, fueling suspicion that troops might have clashed with militants.
But the military head of operation reportedly assured that there was no cause for alarm and that lives and properties would be protected.
It was learnt that military fighter Jets clamped down on militants at their base on the creeks yesterday evening, the fear of which made residents to make phone calls to their loved ones.
“The operation won’t extend to the upland”, the head of the military operations was reported to have said.
Troops have been deployed to man the waterways in Arepo, where vandals had damaged pipeline facilities to scoop petrol.
The police have also sent their men to strengthen security within the community following repeated attacks by hoodlums.