The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has provided clarification regarding the presence of its personnel at Admiralty Way in Lekki, Lagos State. In response to a query from comedian Bright Okpocha, popularly known as Basketmouth, on Saturday, the agency explained that the stop-and-search operation was aimed at “safeguarding residents from the actions of drug dealers and disrupting the supply chain of illegal substances.”
The comedian had 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.”