INIDEMAINLAND – Members of “Exercise Still Water” recently assigned by the Nigerian Army to hunt down cults plotting to take over Lagos, have arrested 15 suspects at the Ojota area of Lagos Mainland.
“Exercise Still Water,” which succeeds Exercise Crocodile Smile is intended to be among other targets in tackling kidnapping, armed robbery, banditry, and other crimes.
Brigadier-General Isang Akpaumomtia, the commander of Nigeria’s 9 Brigade, who spoke to journalists over the weekend at Ojota clarified that the arrest was made as a result of an intelligence report.
He said, “We went there when we had information on the miscreants in the area. Recall that a few days ago in the area, vehicles were destroyed. On that same day, the Army was the first set of people that were on the ground before the Police came and we handed it over to them.
“We are aware of the situation in Ojota generally and that is one of the reasons the camp of Exercise Still Water was cited here for operation ”.
Brigadier General Akpaumomtia revealed that the arrested suspects had some bags containing substances that were thought to be cannabis as well as other unidentified ones.
However, he noted that the miscreants who had been arrested had nothing to do with the Yoruba Nation agitator’s gathering that had become violent the week before.
Therefore, he advised that, “There is no place for you,(miscreants). We want to assure Lagos residents that the state is calm. We are in charge and we dictate what happens. Citizens should be able to go about their normal business without fear. That is what we are trying to push with Exercise Still Water, it is the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant Farouk Yahaya”.