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Lagos taskforce reacts to clash at Mile 2

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The Lagos State Taskforce has denounced reports that its officers killed an unidentified individual in Mile 2 area of Amuwo Odofin, Lagos.

There was mayhem in Mile 2 area of Lagos on Tuesday morning after a commercial bus driver was was allegedly killed by a taskforce operative.

The agency, in a statement issued by its spokesman, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, said its attention had been drawn to a report making rounds that its officials killed an individual in Mile 2.

“The Agency would like to clearly state that none of its personnel were posted out for operations today except for officers posted to Freedom Park, Ojota, and Maryland to maintain peace and orderliness where a rally by the Nigerian Labour Congress has been scheduled,” Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye said.

He stated that the Agency is usually mistaken for other enforcement units, but stated that taskforce personnel are clearly adorned in tactical jackets with the word “Taskforce” clearly inscribed in front and behind with unique identification numbers.

“None of our men were posted out today for environmental and traffic operations, rather they were only posted to freedom park to maintain peace and orderliness during the planned NLC rally so that miscreants and other sinister forces do not hijack the protest.

“Our operational jackets are clearly branded with unique identification numbers for members of the public to recognize during our operations,” he said.

The Chairman urged those pointing accusing fingers at the agency to further beam their searchlight at other public or private establishments who branded their enforcement units as taskforce.

He also said that the Agency would do all within its power to get to the root of the matter and ensure that perpetrators of the heinous crime were brought to book.

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