SOME Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) officials were on Saturday stabbed with cutlasses and broken bottles by miscreants and illegal abattoir operators at Idi-Araba near Lawanson in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos.
They also damaged the task force’s two Toyota Hilux vans and a Black Maria and stopped the operatives from sealing off the illegal abattoir.
Wilson Alaba, a Superintendent of Police (SP), was macheted on his left hand and the agency’s driver, Adekunle Victor injured on the head and his left leg. Victor is in hospital.
A suspected hoodlum, Olamilekan Adekunle, who was injured in the right arm was treated in a clinic and discharged. Dr Aromire Samuel, who treated him, said no pellet was found in him.
The task force’s Public Relations Officer, Adebayo Taofiq, asked all illegal abattoirs and slabs in the state to comply with government’s directive.