Soldiers sack Ogun quarries

1GBx8a-aRb-140x95ABEOKUTA—Pandemonium broke out, yesterday, when soldiers and armed operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, took over no fewer than five quarrying sites located in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, injuring some of the workers.

Vanguard gathered that the soldiers and the civil defence operatives stormed the quarries commando style in a van marked OP Mesa, with number plates NA 875 012, causing panic among the operators and workers, who took to their heels.

Reacting to the development, Sola Aikulola, Chairman, Society of Quarry and Mining Operators in Ogun State, accused the ministries of Environment, Commerce and Industry, the local government councils and other government agencies in the state of forcibly disrupting the mining operations.

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