Police recover caches of arms in Lagos

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, on Monday announced the recovery of caches of arms in FESTAC area of the state, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

Owoseni said the recovery was made at sixth Avenue and that two AK47 riffles, 24 AK47 fully-loaded magazines, one Browning Pistol and magazine were recovered.

Other arms recovered, he said, included 951 ammunition of 752 mm size and 1,107 ammunition of 6mm size.

Owoseni, who confirmed this during his weekly briefing on the activities of the command, stated that the police were doing their best to uncover the persons behind the stockpile.

He, however, did not say if anyone was arrested in connection with the recovery.

The commissioner further said that in the last two weeks, 28 robbery suspects and two kidnap suspects were arrested.

He added that four of the robbery suspects were shot dead during gunfire with the police.

Owoseni disclosed  that 16 different types of guns, 24 AK47 magazines, one pistol, 1, 083 ammunition, three cutlasses and 10 vehicles were recovered from the suspects.