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Lagos State Police Command Arrest 38 Hoodlums Over Election Violence - CP Muazu



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The Lagos State Commissioner for Police,  Zubairu Muazu on Thursday said the Command arrested about 38 hoodlums who after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declares winners in the 2019 presidential and national assembly elections.

Muazu,  who briefed journalist at  POWA hall, GRA , Ikeja said  that 38 numbers of Suspected hoodlums were arrested while the force  recovered a corpse of one of the hoodlums after the declaration.

He said, "At about 1430hrs, a group of youths trooped out in large numbers along Akar road Okokomaiko under the guise of celebrating the victory of their party," 
"They disrupted traffic along Lagos -Badagry expressway and caused a serious breach of peace on road users"
"The prompt response of the Lagos state police Command brought the situation under control."
Muazu, said that the battle ready Policemen successfully repelled an attack on  Police station at Okokomaiko by the armed hoodlums.

"The Divisional Crime Officer (DCO) sustained deep injuries during the operation but now responding to the treatment at the hospital".

The Police boss said that, one serious issue the Command is contending with now is the menace of fake news circulating on Social Media on a plan attack on Igbo traders and none yoruba's in Lagos state especially in Oshodi and other prominent market by hoodlums.
He said that the Command did not only issue statement debunking such rumour but also took practical steps to reassure the Igbo communities and other residents of Lagos State of their safety" 
Muazu said, "We made massive deployment of our special force to street and market as well as vulnerable areas."
"There is no tribe or community under threat in any part of the state, our Patrol and surveillance are intensified" 

He added that the Command have redouble its strategies to ensure that a peaceful conduct of Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections come May 9, 2019 be successful.
" I call on Lagosian to go about their lawful businesses and continue to support the police to serve you better by being vigilant and report any suspicious movement or persons to the police".

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