Twenty one suspected hoodlums who attacked policemen were on Wednesday arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit popularly known as Task Force.
It was gathered that the hoodlums used various weapons including broken bottles, axes, stones and others to attack the policemen who came to raid some black spots in Ogudu and Ajah areas of the state.
According to a statement by the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police who led the enforcement team, the 21 suspects were arrested during an enforcement operation on criminal hideouts at Ogudu and Ajah.
According to the statement posted on the Facebook wall and Twitter handle of the agency, “during the enforcement exercise, a large number of the hoodlums launched an attack on the officers with broken bottles, stones, axe and other weapons from different spots including uncompleted buildings.”
After the attack, officers of the agency called for reinforcement and flushed them out from their hideouts while some of them escaped through the roof.
Egbeyemi said that residence around the areas have complained on the attack of innocent members of the public by these miscreants and cult gangs especially in the early hours of the day and late at night.
Egbeyemi, however, said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has directed that all the 21 arrested hoodlums be prosecuted after proper investigation into their activities.