An operative of the Lagos State Task Force was on Wednesday attacked and injured by suspected cultists at Mile 12 area of Lagos.
The injured operative, Sergeant Damilola Adeojo had, alongside other officials of the agency, embarked on an enforcement operation when the hoodlums unleashed terror on him.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi who spoke on the incident said eight suspects had been arrested in connection to the attack.
He said the enforcement operation was carried out to get rid of cultists and miscreant disturbing innocent members of tne public around the area.
CSP Egbeyemi said, “ The Agency acted on series of ‘Save our Soul at Mile 12’ petitions submitted to our office by residents of Mile 12 and its environs.
“During the attack our official, Sergeant Damilola Adeojo was seriously injured with Cutlasses and broken bottles. The Sergeant is presently receiving treatment and undergoing series of test on his head at LASUTH.
“Enough of these killings by cultists and miscreants across the State particularly around Mile 12, Bariga, Somolu and Lagos Island”
Stressing that no responsible government would tolerate miscreants and cultists disturbing innocent residents at any parts of the State, Egbeyemi also said, “ One of the arrested miscreant, Ojo Opeyemi claimed they were given cultlesses and broken bottles by their group leaders at ‘Akani-modo’ to attacked Task Force.”
The Chairman however confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Zubairu Muazu has directed that all those arrested be charge to court for prosecution.