The Defence Headquarters DHQ, Thursday, said that troops of Operation Awatse, apprehended 120 suspected drug peddlers in Lagos State, when they raided some communities in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area of the state.
This is even as as troops deployed to the Southeast theatre of operations raided several Indigenous People of Biafra/Eastern Security Network, hideouts in the zone.
Director Defence Media Operations, Major General Musa Danmadami, made this revelation in Abuja, during the biweekly briefing on the activities of military and other security agencies across the country.
He added that troops, also, recovered locally fabricated pistol, 10kg of cannabis, 5 grains of methamphetamine, 3 Kg of tramadol, 8 mobile phones, assorted charms amongst other items during the raid operations in Oshodi-Isolo.
According to him, “Troops of Operation Awatse have sustained the fight against criminal elements in the South West. Notably, on 27 January 2023, based on credible intelligence, troops conducted search operations in AJ Danpullo transport motor park at Iddo
in Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State and arrested 1 suspected criminal who was to waybill some arms in his possession.
Troops recovered from the suspect, 1 hand grenade, 25 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 1 roll of wire alongside other items suspected to be used for Improvised Explosive Devices”.