Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos have recovered a locally made gun left behind by fleeing armed robbers.
In a statement made available to newsmen, the RRS said men on patrol of Orile Iganmu area of the state sighted some armed robbers who took to their heels, leaving behind the weapon.
The operatives had been deployed in the area on the orders of Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, who was acting on credible intelligence.
The statement read in part, “The directive was premised on the sighting of nocturnal movement of some strange faces in the area.
“The team had during a patrol of the area around 2.00am 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 shotguns and one live cartridge near the point the men were spotted.
“The Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi while commending the team has ordered full scale investigation and a sustained hunt for the fleeing criminals; assuring Lagosians that, no stone will be left unturned as the command intensifies efforts at arresting crime rate across the state.”