The Lagos State Police Command Tuesday said its operatives killed two suspected armed robbers and arrested 42 others including 15 traffic robbers within the last one month.
It said 22 traffic robberies attempts were foiled and 10 assorted firearms, several ammunition, cutlasses, axes, charms and other dangerous items recovered from criminal elements within the period under review.
Briefing reporters at the command headquarters in Ikeja, Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu said 39 suspects were held for cultism, four for kidnapping and 19 for murder.
He said the command successfully prevented annual July 7 and August 8 celebrations by cultists, adding that seven suicide attempts were also averted.
“The command also recovered three stolen vehicles. We have successfully nipped in the bud, the menace of kidnapping, especially on the waterways.
“It is worthy to note that 29 suspects were arrested for rape and defilement. 21 suspects were arrested for domestic violence and two suspects for child abuse. All the suspects were charged to court.