The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Taskforce has issued a seven-day quit notice to squatters in illegal structures at Fagba on Abbatior Road in Oko-Oba, Agege, near Lagos.
Taofiq Adebayo, head of public affairs of the taskforce, issued the notice in a statement in Lagos on Sunday.
Adebayo said the illegal structures house hoodlums, whom he said, have destroyed property in the area during the recent #ENDSARS protest.
He said that over 2,500 illegal structures and shanties, including shops in containers had been served quit notices.
“It is an eye-sore seeing miscreants, including under-age boys smoking Indian hemp freely, in the area.
“Residents around Fagba can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed, due to a series of criminal activities perpetrated by these notorious boys.”
According to Adebayo, Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state commissioner of police, has directed that after the expiration of the seven-day quit notice any hoodlum arrested should be charged to court.
The spokesman said Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of the taskforce, had assured that the unit will not relent in securing the environment for citizens.