Police has gone on a raid, recovering as many as five guns which were hidden inside an uncompleted building in Lagos, Brainnews report.
The Lagos State Police Command’s Taskforce has made a recovery of illegal and prohibited firearms while on targetted raids of uncompleted, unoccupied houses and plots of land, at Road 1, Block 1, Plot 7, Victory Park Estate, Osapa London, Ilasan.
The police recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty within the aforesaid plot of land on November 9, 2018.
The guns recovered comprises of three European made pump action rifles numbers L926547, R268751 and P987707 respectively, one locally made double barrel rifle and one locally made single barrel rifle.
The CP has directed the ballistic arm of the SCIID Panti Yaba to commence investigation into the case. He assures that the ember months will remain peaceful in Lagos as the Command will continue to carry out intelligence and purpose driven raids on all identified criminal spots in the state.
The CP added that the Command will continue to enforce the Inspector General of Police directive on mopping up of illegal and prohibited firearms; warning that anybody found in possession of such weapons will be diligently prosecuted.
Similarly, at Elemoro, eleven armed robbery suspects were arrested at their hideout. Upon searching their den, detectives recovered one berretta pistol and two locally made pistol.
Progress made in the investigations will be made public as usual.