Illegal Abattoir Operators Attack, Injure Lagos Task Force Officials

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By Chiemelie Ezeobi

Officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) were on Sunday attacked and injured by some illegal abattoir operators at Idi-Araba, Lawanson area of the state.

The abattoir operators, aided by some miscreants, had attacked and stabbed the task force officials with cutlasses and broken bottles, just as they damaged a Toyota Hilux bus and a Black Maria patrol van belonging to the agency.

The officials were attacked when they tried to clamp down on illegal abattoirs and slabs at Oshodi and Idi-araba respectively.

Acting on the state government’s directives to ensure better hygienic conditions at abattoirs and slabs, the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives through the taskforce had begun a clampdown.
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