Lagos State Task Force has revealed that they met a fierce resistance
from the miscreants at Iddo in Ebute Meta area when they raided criminal
dark spots last week Wednesday.
The hoodlums attacked the law
enforcement team with petrol bomb bottles and other dangerous weapons,
resulting in eight policemen sustaining various injuries such as fire
burns while one brigade officer of the Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI)
sustained gunshot wound..
According to a statement signed by the
Chairman of the Taskforce, Olubukola Abey, a Chief Superintendent of
Police, the taskforce officers had stormed the area at about 2.00am on
Wednesday and carried out an operation, in line with the directive by
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to rid Lagos of criminals and criminality.
said the policemen however held their ground and succeeded in
penetrating the enclave and consequently arrested one hundred and fifty
nine (159) suspects, recovered one English Pump Action gun, two locally
made pistols, two expended cartridges and four unexpended cartridges.
“They also impounded one hundred and twenty five (125) motorcycles and destroyed an illegal Petrol bunkering barge,” he said.
Task Force Chairman however noted that one un-identified male was
reportedly crushed by a DAF truck with Reg No. LKJ 797 XA while trying
to escape from the scene.
He said the injured officers were
rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention and have been
discharged, while the officer with gunshot injury is still recuperating.
He said the suspects have been charged to court.