Soldiers arrest 116 suspects during operation in Lagos

Soldiers arrest 116 suspects during operation in Lagos

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No fewer than 116 suspects were arrested on Monday when soldiers of the 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, invaded criminal hideouts in the under-bridge area of Oshodi, among other areas in Lagos State.

PUNCH Metro gathered that during the raid, the soldiers searched bags and pockets of commuters.

A Twitter user, @OgoMushin, said it appeared as if a state of emergency was declared.

Another user, @Olu_Bebeji, said people plying the routes raised their hands.

The Assistant Director, Army Public Relations, 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major A.K. Bello, said, “There is this exercise ‘Still Water’ that we are conducting now. The exercise is to curb criminalities in Lagos State. In this operation, we decided to go to the Oshodi area and we arrested 116 persons. We took them to our barracks where we did more investigation.

“Those that we caught with hard drugs and weapons, we handed them over to the police. We released close to 80 persons after we checked and found out that they were innocent, but we caught some in the act of taking Indian hemp, and some others with weapons.”

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