No fewer than 116 individuals were taken into custody, yesterday, when soldiers from the 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, raided criminal hideouts in Oshodi’s under-bridge neighborhood among other places in Lagos State.
Information gathered reveals that the soldiers inspected commuters’ pockets and luggage during the operation.
Speaking about the operation, 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.”