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Police arrest 48 suspects over Mile 12 crisis in Lagos

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The Lagos State Command of the Nigeria Police on Thursday said 48 suspects have been arrested in connection with the early morning civil disturbances around the Mile 12 area of the state.

Mr Olumuyiwa Adejobi, its Public Relations Officer, in a statement, added that normalcy had been restored to the area with a 24-hour surveillance mounted by the Police to forestall further violence.

“Investigation suggests that one Aliyu Shuaibu of Gengere community stabbed Mr Sadiq Oloyo, a co-resident, with Oloyo dying before help could reach him.

It said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had ordered the deployment of additional personnel to restore normalcy, while those arrested would be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others.

“The Police Command and other security agencies are on a 24-hour surveillance of the area. We’ll remain there until all the culprits involved in the disturbances are arrested and normalcy restored,” it added.

The statement quoted the Police commissioner as warning that the command would not tolerate acts of violence and lawlessness in the state.

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