The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has given reasons why some of its operatives could be spotted on Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos State.
NDLEA said the stop-and-search exercise was to “protect residents from the activities of drug dealers and disrupt the supply chain of illicit substances.”
Nigerian comedian, Basket Mouth tweeted late Friday, “Are you people are 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’s X page 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.”