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Hoodlums responsible for Mile 12 – Ojota unrest — LSPMA

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The Lagos State Park Management Agency (LSPMA) Mile 12 Branch on Friday said hoodlums were responsible for the protest in the morning over the lingering cash scarcity.

Adekunle Matiminu, chairman of the Mile 12 branch of the agency who confirmed the unrest in Lagos, said, “The people protesting are ‘area boys’. They are not our members. They are the ones burning tyres around. But we chased them out of this place.”

Mr Matiminu added, “If they want money, they know where to go and get money, not to cause trouble here. We will not allow them. You can see now the place is peaceful. We have many police officers around too.”

At Ojota, Ketu and Mile 12, the Area H commander, ACP Mohammed Sanusi, led a team of police officers from different divisions.

At Mile-12, more than 15 patrol vehicles from the police and OP MESA were stationed at both sides of the Mile 12 bridge for quick intervention, with normalcy restored.

The police spokesman in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, said, “Although we don’t know those involved in the protest, normalcy has returned to the area with the deployment of more operatives. Free movement of vehicles and people fully restored. Our officers and men are still on the ground to prevent any breakdown of law and order. ‘ If you see something, say something.”

He added, “It is true our men are there. Reinforcement units have been deployed. I enjoin members of the public to stay safe as we closely monitor and manage the situation.”

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