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Hoodlums Attack Officers Of Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps

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Daniel Ojukwu

Six operatives of the Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps were on Friday, attacked with Cutlasses, broken bottles and other weapons.

The officers include Iwatan Oluwaseun, Riwatan Oluwatobi, Shipelu Babatunde and Oyedokun Samson, a driver of one of their trucks.

Three trucks were damaged in the attack as well.

The victims are currently receiving treatment, with one in critical condition, having been stabbed in the neck.

The agency, said the workers attacked, were carrying out their enforcement duties on street traders along Queens Drive in Ikoyi when the incident happened.

Deputy Corps Marshall, Mr. Ganiu Kazeem, who led the operation, said, “The team arrived at the scene of the incident at 1:45pm but were attacked by people hurling stones, iron rods, broken bottles and Cutlasses, and leaving members of the enforcement team injured.

“Some of the suspects were arrested during the fracas, while the case was also immediately reported at the Ikoyi Police station for further investigation.”

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