Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command yesterday deployed
the riverine area of Ishawo community in Ikorodu to begin the demolition
of illegal waterfront shanties within the creeks, where criminal
elements hibernate to perpetrate their nefarious activities.
The state’s Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who briefed
newsmen in Ishawo on the ongoing operations in the creeks by a combined
team of the State Marine Police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS),
mobile policemen and men from the anti-kidnapping squad, in coordination
with the local vigilance group, said 13 suspected kidnappers have
already been arrested and are currently aiding the team to track down
the remaining suspects on the run.
It would be recalled that two weeks ago,
four policemen and an Army
Captain lost their lives after an ambush were unleashed on them by
suspected militants in Ishawo. Owoseni said the governor immediately
ordered a joint operation to hunt down the perpetrators, adding that the
operation was yielding positive results.
Source Guardian News.