The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu has launched a Special Strike Force on social miscreants in Lagos State. The team is tasked with the responsibility of dislodging social miscreants in the State.
Social miscreants are operating under different names such as ‘One Million Boys’, ‘No Salary Boys’, ‘Awawa Boys’, etc. The miscreants are responsible for series of violent crimes and attacks in different communities and neighborhoods. 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, AC 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 vandalized 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.