The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has set up a special strike force to deal with social miscreants.
Already, about 50 members of One Million Boys are said to be in police custody.
Spokesman of the Command DSP Bala Elkana said, “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu has launched a Special Strike Force on Social Miscreants in Lagos State”
“The team is tasked with the responsibility of dislodging social miscreants in the State. Such miscreants are operating under different names such as One Million Boys, No Salary Boys, Awawa Boys, etc”
“The miscreants are responsible for series of violent crimes and attacks in different communities and neighborhoods. They also engage in Traffic robberies, assaults, murder and sexual assaults”
The Operations are mostly Intelligence driven, collating actionable information about the activities of such miscreants, their membership and hideouts and taking the battle to their doorsteps.
The police public relations officer further stated that members of the Operation were drawn from Tactical Units, State Intelligence Bureau, Operations Department and State Criminal Investigation Department with ACP Odubona Oludotun, AC Operations as its Chairman”
In addition, the Task Team is established in response to the recent activities of those miscreants in Ijegun, Itire, Isheri etc., where they vandalized some vehicles and destroyed some properties of innocent citizens for no just cause, meanwhile 11 suspects were initially arrested and charged to Court.
Elkana added that Items recovered from the suspects include: two locally made Pistols, eleven axes, 9 cutlasses, 4 daggers and charms and that the 50 suspects in custody are being profiled.
In the same vein, DSP Elkana stated that the Commissioner of Police uses this medium to send a strong warning to members of such violent gangs that the Command will pursue them, subdue them and bring them to justice.
“Parents are advised to monitor the activities of their children. The onslaught will be sustained until sanity is restored to our streets and neighborhoods”.