Lagos State Police Command has commenced the demolition of illegal waterfront shanties within the Ishawo community in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
TVC NEWS Correspondent reports that it was an operation many thought will never happen after series of deaths recorded in the creeks.
But the Lagos state Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni led the Marine Police, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, mobile policemen, the anti-kidnapping and local vigilance group to the militants domain.
Paddling through the thick forest, palpable fear reigned but, the determined officers were battle ready for any onslaught.
Hours after berthing on dry land, they went to work. Dismantling all shanties set up by the militants.
Owoseni said thirteen (13) suspected kidnappers have already been arrested and are currently aiding the team to track down the suspects still on the run.
Two weeks ago, four Police Officers and one Army Captain lost their lives after an ambush unleashed by suspected militants in Ishawo area.
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had assured that every perpetrator directly linked to the dastardly act would be brought to justice.
Owoseni said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had ordered a joint operation to hunt down the perpetrators, adding that the operation was yielding positive results.
Owoseni said the Police have gathered necessary information on the perpetrators still on the run, assuring that one by one, they would be arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law.