The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has explained the reason behind the presence of its operatives at Admiralty Way, Lekki, Lagos State.
NDLEA explained why responding to an enquiry by comedian Bright Okpocha popularly known as Basketmouth on Saturday.
According to the agency, the stop-and-search exercise was to “protect residents from the activities of drug dealers and disrupt the supply chain of illicit substances.”
Basketmouth wrote late Friday, “Are you people aware of the stop and search going on currently on Admiralty Way in LEKKI by members of your force? #ndlea_nigeria.”
The response on NDLEA on Saturday read, “Thanks #basket_mouth. The men are on authorized duty based on intelligence, their presence there is not a regular occurrence.
“It’s part of efforts to protect residents from the activities of drug dealers and disrupt supply chain of illicit substances. The cooperation of all is key.”