34 Suspects Arrested In Lagos After Attack On Police Officers

The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences and some teams of Police Officers Wednesday sustained enforcement on restrictions of Motorcycles and Tricycles at Aboru area, where 86 Motorcycles were impounded.
The riders of the impounded Motorcycles and thugs in large number advanced to Iyana – Ipaja and attacked Police Officers on duty at Iyana Ipana roundabout, Alaguntan junction and Aboru junction. One Inspector Salifu Umar was injured by the hoodlums but no life was lost in the attack.
The injured Inspector was rushed to hospital and he is responding to treatment. One LASTMA vehicle and two Neighbourhood Watch patrol bicycles were burnt by the hoodlums, confirmed Bala Elkana, the Command’s spokesman.
“The windscreen of Police patrol vehicle was also damaged. Reinforcement was send to the affected areas by the Command Headquarters and the situation was brought under control. Thirty four suspects were arrested in connection with the violent attacks. The Commissioner of Police has condemned the attack on Police Officers carrying out their lawful duties and vow that the perpetrators of such dastardly acts will face the full weight of the law. The suspects will be charged to Court.” Elkana said.

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