BREAKING: Police kills nine-man armed gang in Lagos

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The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) Lagos State Command has killed a nine-man suspected armed gang within the state.

According to Channels Television, a reliable source from the command confirmed the development on Friday (today), July 5, 2024.

The source said the command’s Special Squad One Team achieved the feat when it engaged the men around the Ajao, Okota, Isolo, and Ladipo axis.

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The source further disclosed that five AK-47 rifles and two SUV jeeps were recovered during the operations.

This is coming after Lagos commissioner of police, Fayoade Adegoke, disclosed that the command has arrested no fewer than 4,000 suspected criminals, who have been prosecuted in court and sent to prison, while the foreigners among them were handed over the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS)

Speaking during a familiarisation visit to the Area ‘F’ Command, Ikeja, Adegoke described the influx of foreigners and persons from other states with sinister intentions into Lagos as worrisome, noting that while some come seeking a better life, the majority come with sinister intentions.

He said: “Between January and June 2024, we have sent over 4,000 offenders to Kirikiri, after prosecuting them in court. We cannot prevent anyone from coming to Lagos from ECOWAS countries to do business because of the ECOWAS treaty, but we have discovered that most of them come into Nigeria, especially Lagos, to commit crimes. We arrested 50 of such foreigners, especially from Cameroon, recently for various criminal offenses and handed them over to the Nigeria Immigration Service. Another criminal group made up of Nigerians, numbering 4,000, were also picked, charged to court, and sent to prison.

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“We have discovered that most of them come to commit crimes, lacking a clear mission or purpose.

“They hide under the ECOWAS treaty and often live under bridges and hide at night, snatching phones and perpetrating other criminal acts.” For the Nigerians among them who have the right to live in any part of the country, they make it difficult to address the issue. However, the Lagos State Government is proactive in tackling this concern, and our approach as security agents is to arrest and charge criminals to court.””They hide under the ECOWAS treaty and often live under bridges and hide at night, snatching phones and perpetrating other criminal acts.” For the Nigerians among them who have the right to live in any part of the country, they make it difficult to address the issue. However, the Lagos State Government is proactive in tackling this concern, and our approach as security agents is to arrest and charge criminals to court.”

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