A fresh report reaching DAILY GIST has indicated that some unknown men suspected to be hoodlums are currently attacking mile 12 in Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the hoodlums who surfaced from nowhere with dangerous weapons stormed the area on Thursday and start attacking residents.
In a video made available to DAILY GIST a few moments ago by an eyewitness, residents in the area were seen fleeing and dispersing for their lives.
It was not immediately clear the reason behind the attack.
One person has been killed and 48 hoodlums arrested by the police in the mayhem that engulfed Mile 12 area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria on Thursday.
Reacting to the incident, The State Police Command disclosed in a statement that it has restored normalcy in the area as it arrested 48 suspected hoodlums.
According to Lagos Police Command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, in the course of investigation, it was discovered that one Aliyu Shuaibu, stabbed one Sadiq Oloye, both of Gengere Community.
He said Oloye lost his life before any medical attention could be given to him and that as a result of the incident, some hoodlums, on reprisal attack, went on rampage and caused commotion in the area.
“On the strength of this development, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that additional men be deployed to the area to restore normalcy while forty eight (48) of them were arrest.
“Police boss has ordered that the hoodlums should be made to face the full wrath of the law and serve as deterrent to others who might want to foment troubles in the state,” he said.
Odumosu had on Tuesday, 4th May, 2021, ordered the arrest of 13 leaders of warring groups in the area who were fingered in the lingering crisis rocking Gengere Community, Mile 12, Ketu, Lagos on 30th April, 2021.
Odumosu has therefore affirmed that the command and other security agencies would adopt 24-hour patrol and surveillance in the area until the culprits involved in the crises were brought to book and law and order restored in the entire area.
The Commissioner, however, warned that the command would not tolerated any act of violence and lawlessness in any part of the state as all hands were on deck to suppress any criminal act within the ambit of the law.
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