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MUSHIN MAYHEM: POLICE ARREST OVER 1000

By NBF News
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Lagos State Police Command has arrested over 1000 alleged cultists that caused bloodletting in the metropolis last the weekend. No fewer than three persons were said to have been killed while several others were injured during the mayhem at Mushin, which began over a week ago.

The violence was said to have spread like wildfire to several streets in the area such as Agoro, Moshalashi, Paul, Oguntola, Alasalatu, Onifade, Martins, Kelani and Soremekun. The hoodlums, who were said to have armed themselves with guns , matchets and other dangerous weapons, inflicted injuries of various degrees on innocent people.

Some residents fled the area while some preferred to remain indoors for fear of being attacked. Shops and other businesses within the area were closed for business until crime fighters swooped on the alleged hoodlums. Daily Sun gathered from residents in the area that about 1000 people were arrested by policemen over the crisis.

One of the deceased was identified as Emmanuel Ahekora, Who was said to be moving with the mother when he was hit by a stray bullet.

Some of the streets became a no-go-area until police organized a massive raid on the hoodlums, leading to the arrest of over 1000.

Meanwhile, Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, a Superintendent of Police confirmed the massive raid by the police in the area. However, Mba could not confirm the exact figure of suspects arrested and could not confirm if anybody was killed during the crisis.

'I don't know how many people police arrested. But I want to tell you that police organized a purposeful and tactical raid on the hoodlums in the area. Actually, I don't know the cause of the violence. And honestly, I don't know if anybody was killed at Mushin during the crisis,' Mba said.