Social miscreants in form of hoodlums are beginning to increase in numbers most especially in the interior and high-density area of the state. The incessant menace perpetrated by this hoodlums, in different form of names has cut the attention of the state police command. The Lagos State Police Command has set up a special strike force to deal with miscreants in the state.
Already 50 suspected hoodlums believed to be members of the notorious members of ‘One Million Boys’ that have been terrorizing residents of the state have been arrested.
The command has, therefore, warned that tough times await social miscreants in the state.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who disclosed this while setting up of the Special Strike Force said 50 members of ‘One Million Boys’ were already in the police custody.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana said: “The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has launched a special strike force on social miscreants. 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 a series of violent crimes and attacks in different communities and neighbourhoods.
“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.
“Members of the operation were drawn from Tactical Units, State Intelligence Bureau, Operations Department and State Criminal Investigation Department with ACP Odubona Oludotun, in charge of Operations as its chairman. The Task Team is established in response to the recent activities of those miscreants in Ijegun, Itire, Isheri, etc., where they vandalised some vehicles and destroyed some properties of innocent citizens for no just cause.
Eleven suspects were initially arrested and charged to court.
“Items recovered from the suspects include: two locally-made pistols, 11 axes, nine cutlasses, four daggers and charms.