Policemen attached to the Rapid Response Squad on Tuesday morning patrolled Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way in Ikeja, Lagos State after gunshots rang out near Sheraton Hotel.
The policemen, in vans and motorcycles, and with guns at the ready, patrolled the busy road from the intersection at Joel Ogunnaike Street to Maryland and back.
A PUNCH correspondent, who drove past the police patrol, noticed that even drivers of the vans rode with rifles on their laps.
Reports said some unidentified gunmen fired shots near the upscale hotel, although it could not be confirmed if they attacked motorists or any offices.
However, it was suspected that the gunmen had planned to raid parts of Lagos, in the same fashion as a gang of armed robbers rode through some parts of the metropolis some weeks ago, killing and robbing motorists, policemen and foreign exchange traders.