Officers of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have recovered two guns and one cartridge from fleeing suspected robbers at Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos State.
This is contained in a statement posted on its Twitter handle, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
The Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, said that the Command, acting on credible intelligence, directed one of the squad’s tactical teams to patrol the area to forestall criminal activities in the environment.
“The directive was premised on the sighting of nocturnal movement of some strange faces in the area.
“The team had during patrol of the area around 2:00 a.m heard sounds of gun shots and raced to the scene.
“The suspects on sighting the team, dropped an object and fled the scene.
“On combing the area, the policemen recovered two locally made shot guns and one live cartridge near the point the men were spotted.”
Egbeyemi said that the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, had ordered thorough investigation to fish out the suspects.
“The CP, while commending the team, has ordered full scale investigation and a sustained hunt for the fleeing criminals.
“Alabi assured Lagosians that no stone will be left unturned as the command intensifies efforts at arresting crime rate across the state,” he said.(NAN)