By Vera Wisdom-Bassey

The Nigerian Army has launched a dawn raid in Oshodi, Lagos, smoking out hundreds of street urchins and hoodlums from their hideouts.

The suspects, were reportedly arrested on the rail side, Brown Street, Araromi and other parts  of  Oshodi.

Parading the suspects, Commander, 9 Brigade, Brigadier General Isongubong  Effiong  Akpaumontia, said, that: “we are here because we raided some areas in Oshodi, including the Brown Street, Araromi,and some volatile areas concerning the activities of hoodlums in that area.

The Brigade Commander said the force arrested  over 116 miscreants in the  raid, noting that,” We began the operation from 1am till about 5am this morning.  Some of the Items we recovered from the hoodlums are  locally made pistols, eight phones ,local charms, cash, bible stuffed with  Indian hemp and  Tramadol, ATM cards, MTN sim card,bags and several other items.

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“We  are going to screen the suspects, because some of them were caught alongside others.

“We will screen, before we hand them over to the Police those ones that are found capable, or anybody that is innocent of cause we will leave them, but especially those one with the charm, dangerous weapon drugs addict, drug baron we will hand them over to NDLEA, we hand them over to the Police, we will hand them over to any Agent in charged of those Crime.

“My words of advise is that I want to assure Lagosian that we are in charge.

According to him, they got information of the illicit activities around the area,  they decided to raid the place.