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50 arrested, drug den destroyed as Lagos youths clash with hoodlums in Ile-Epo

The Nigerian Police Force says it has successfully restored normalcy to Ile-Epo in Abule Egba area of Lagos State following clashes between youths and hoodlums.

It was gathered that many people were injured after hoodlums clashed in the Ile-Epo area

According to eyewitnesses, a fight started in Ile-Epo market on Wednesday night and continued till Thursday morning. During the clash, some shops were set on fire, while some goods were destroyed.

However, in a development on Thursday afternoon, the police, led by Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Odo, said they responded to reports of the unrest in Ile-Epo, during which over 50 suspects linked to the clashes were apprehended, and the shanties they occupied were demolished, effectively dislodging them from their illicit activities.

“Over 50 suspects have so far been arrested, while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them,” a statement posted by the Lagos State Police Command, signed by the Lagos PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, noted on Thursday [today].

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Hundeying said, “Following reports of clashes among some youths and hoodlums in the Ile-Epo area of Lagos State, the DPO Oke-Odo swiftly led his men to the scene, and have since restored normalcy.

Over fifty suspects have so far been arrested, while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni has directed the prompt prosecution of the arrested hoodlums and has equally warned that the Command would 2/4
Lagos State Police Command decisively deal with anyone found breaching the peace, in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), Area Commander Alagbado and other Divisional Police Officers under the Area Command are currently on ground to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

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