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Pirates Hide In Tarkwa-Bay To Commit Crimes – Rear Admiral Daji


Rear Admiral Oladele Daji, the Commander of Operation Awatse, says Tarkwa-bay is a hideout for sea robbers and formally it’s a non-residential space.

Daji disclosed these on Tuesday throughout an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise every day.

Speaking regarding the eviction of Tarkwa-bay residents, Daji described this as a clearance operation code-named Operation Kuronbe (Yoruba phrase that means Leave There).

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He described the eviction as spectacular, stressing that “no casualty has been recorded as opposed to the information on social media.

He added that the clearance operation was needed because Tarkwa-Bay has turned to a hideout for sea robbers and pirates who freely operate due to lack of security presence in the area.

“If you look at the geography of Tarkwa Bay, it is located by the South West of the two major ports that we have in Lagos – the Tin Can Island Port and Apapa Port Complex.

“This area is open to the sea and also at the entrance of Lagos harbour. It is a very strategic port area in which criminals have taken advantage of the lack of (security) presence to perpetrate all sorts of activities.

“Also most of the (people behind) incidents of sea robbery and piracy along the waterways hide in Tarkwa Bay,” he mentioned.

Daji who can also be the FOC, Western Naval Command added that militants disguise in Tarkwa-Bay earlier than unleashing mayhem.

According to him, the world is formally non-residential, therefore the necessity for the clearance operation.

“Just a few years ago, the militants who burnt the jetty through which vessels deliver products into NNPC facility at Atlas cove hibernated in Tarkwa-Bay before carrying out that dastardly act.

“Tarkwa Bay is non-residential, either by the Lagos State laws or physical planning or by the NPA which is holding the place in trust for the Federal Government is non-residential.”

Thousands have been rendered homeless following the current eviction of Tarkwa Bay residents. This led to an outcry on social media. See a number of the tweets beneath…


Thousands of people that stay within the #TarkwaBay space of Lagos state have been pressured to depart their houses by the federal government and Nigerian Army.

There was no prior discover earlier than the evacuation.

Do you understand anybody that was affected? #UpdateswithRuki #tarkwabay #Lagos

— Updates With Ruki (@updateswithruki) January 22, 2020

Displacing the poor within the violent method seen in #OtodoGbame and recently #TarkwaBay is blatantly horrible Policy.

What Lagos wants is Slum Upgrade, not Gentrification during which the poor will get evicted for the advantage of the rich.
This flawed Policy software is turning into too rampant.

— Oby Ezekwesili (@obyezeks) January 28, 2020

only a few individuals can get their issues organised o a ship and moved to cms. the remaining like myself are trapped with households and properties we will’t uninstall shortly below this swift eviction.#tarkwabay #tarkwabayeviction

— neec nonso (@neecnonso) January 21, 2020

Is this the change we requested for
Rendering 1000’s of individuals homeless
This is inhuman #Tarkwabay

— RABBIT🥰 (@emerald_stonez) January 21, 2020

Is this the change we requested for
Rendering 1000’s of individuals homeless
This is inhuman #Tarkwabay

— RABBIT🥰 (@emerald_stonez) January 21, 2020

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