Operation Crocodile Smile II: Army Arrests Over 40 Suspects In Lagos, Ogun
Following the launch of Opeation Crocodile Smile II in Lagos and Ogun states, by the the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, over 40 suspects have been arrested for various offences.
The army made this known through a statement by the 81 Division spokesperson, Lt.-Col. Olaolu Daudu in Lagos.
According to him, so far, the troops have being carrying out routine activities associated with the exercise seamlessly along with other sisters services, security and para military agencies.
“Some suspected criminals have been arrested; drug peddlers, cultists, car snatchers and other criminal elements have been denied freedom of action through patrols, raids, road blocks and checkpoints. “On Oct. 4, based on credible information on activities of pipeline vandals at Ronik Hotel Agbule Egba area of Lagos state, troops of 149 Battalion, 81 Division Nigerian Army were immediately dispatched for a Cordon and search Operation. “The troops arrested the suspected pipeline vandals and items found within the hotel premises include 16 loaded kegs of premium motor spirit (PMS), 5 cars and 2 tankers loaded with PMS,” he said.
He said the suspects have been interrogated, profiled and handed over to NSCDC.