The Lagos State Anti-Crime Outfit, the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) has expanded its security patrol and operations across the metropolis with the foiling of five armed robbery attacks and rescue of 12 victims in different parts of Lagos.
The Commander, RRS, ACP Olatunji Disu, who disclosed this in the outfit’s report for the month of March 2019, said the expansion and unrelenting efforts of the officers and men of the anti-crime squad have led to a reduction in armed robbery rate in Lagos within the past few months.
ACP Disu explained that the continued collaboration of the squad with other security agencies to enforce law and order in every nook and cranny of the metropolis has resulted in the improvement of security of lives and properties.
He averred that such partnership aided the foiling of an armed attack by a gang of robbers on residents of Anifowoshe Street, Ilasamaja and Olaoye Estate, Alagbado on 17th and 23rd of March, 2019 respectively, stressing that motorised patrol and monitoring had since been intensified in those areas.
According to him, “On 17th of March, 2019, there was a distress call from the Controller notifying officers about a robbery operation at Anifowoshe Street, Ilasamaja. In a swift response, RRS operatives and other law enforcement agents raced to the scene to foil the attack as the robbers took to their heels”.
“On 23rd of March, 2019, another distress call about a robbery incident at AIT area of Alagbado, Lagos was received. The RRS patrol vehicle swiftly responded to foil the attack by the armed robbers who then took to their heels”, he added.
On other life-saving activities of the regiment, the Commander noted that the squad had also participated actively in the rescue of 20 fire and 15 accident victims and quelled a public disturbance in the month under review.
Disu revealed that as part of strategies to enhance its operations in Lagos, all RRS operatives have been instructed to ensure timely response to all distress calls received on the State’s toll-free lines.
He attributed the achievements and success of the squad in Lagos to the continued support and encouragement of the successive administrations in Lagos.