Officials of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, have arrested 200 suspected criminals in different parts of the Lagos metropolis, western Nigeria.
This is part of effort to reduce crime in the metropolis.
Most of those arrested were in Oshodi, Commander, RRS, Olatunji Disu has revealed.
He said the arrest became necessary to prevent Oshodi from returning to what it used to be before it was cleaned up, adding that the arrests were carried out following disturbing security reports about activities of miscreants in the axis.
This prompted the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni and Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to direct that sanity be restored to the area.
Disu revealed that 23 juveniles were arrested during the raid and that they have been handed over to the Ministry of Women Affairs.
“Oshodi as it is at the moment is giving us a little bit of problem; the Commissioner of Police and the Governor have directed that we do everything possible to bring sanity to the area.
“As I speak, over 200 people have been arrested in Oshodi. At a particular time we were able to remove about 23 juveniles from there and the juveniles gave us a lot of concern for having such young people being involved in criminality.
“Fortunately, the Women Affairs Ministry of the State has shown interest in those children and they have been handed over to them,” he said.