Military in massive hunt for vandals, criminals


Kazeem Ugbodaga
Nigerian soldiers
There is heavy presence of Nigerian military personnel in Ikorodu, a suburb of Lagos, western Nigeria, as they intensify massive hunt for vandals and criminals that have invaded the area in recent time.
Last month, vandals killed at least seven security operatives in Ikorodu and escaped through the Lagoon.
The Lagos State Government has urged residents of Ikorodu not to panic over the heavy presence of security operatives in Ikorodu and its environs, saying the onslaught is part of efforts to liberate residents from hoodlums, pipeline vandals and other undesirable elements that have continued to make the town the base of their nefarious activities.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Fatai Owoseni, says residents of Ikorodu should not panic as they should expect sporadic gunshots sometimes as the security operatives were fully ready to dislodge vandals and criminals from the town.
An emergency State Security Council meeting was held Saturday at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, with the Director, State Security Service, Mr. Kunle Ajanaku; Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni; the Chief of Staff, Mr Samuel Olukunle Ojo; Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Mr. Johnson Kokumo, among others present.
According to Owoseni at the end of the meeting, the state government said it was committed to ensuring that the hoodlums terrorising Ikorodu, disturbing the peace in the town and making life unbearable for residents, did not have a field day any longer.
He said that security surveillance would be carried out 24 hours throughout the week, adding that the activities of the hoodlums and the criminal elements in the area had become unacceptable and uncontrollable, “hence government …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper