Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has blamed the ongoing attacks by suspected Niger Delta militants on communities in the Ogijo, Arepo and Ibafo axis of the state, largely on some traditional rulers and chiefs in the affected areas.
He accused them of having some kind of relationship with the militants who are terrorizing the axis.
The Governor also blamed the NNPC for abandoning its facilities in the axis, which enable the militants to be more daring in their vandalization of oil pipelines and attacks on people in the axis.
Amosun who spoke during a breakfast with major investors at the government house, Oke Igbein, Abeokuta, said he envisaged the threat after the militants first terrorized the areas in 2012, killing several people.
He said the state government has begun clearing bushes in the axis to expose the hideouts of the militants to prevent further attacks in the areas.
The Governor also spoke on the public secondary schools, most of them owned by missions, taken over by the state government.
The investors at the breakfast, included top officials from the Dangote Industries, Unilever, Nestle, Nigerian Flour Mills, Airtel, banking sector, as well as the Nigeria-American Chamber of Commerce and Nigeria-British Chamber of Commerce.
The investors among others demanded more road networks in the Agbara and Ota industrial areas, the provision of digital infrastructure, as well as policies to promote Made-in-Nigeria products.