Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Hoodlums Attack Police With Petrol Bomb In Lagos

The 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.

Abey 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.

The 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.


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