The FCT Task Force on City Sanitation has revisited and raided Tura-Bola Hill overlooking the popular Apo Roundabout in Abuja to dislodge illicit drug lords and scavengers allegedly carrying out nefarious acts in the area and environs.
The task force, consisting of the police, National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), military and paramilitary agencies, including the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB), stormed the place, chased away the miscreants and destroyed makeshift structures providing cover for the illicit drug marketers.
It was observed that some suspected illicit drug lords on sighting the task force officials took to their heels, abandoning packs of Indian hemp and other dangerous substances on heaps of refuse.
City & Crime observed items recovered to include big and small wraps of fresh and dry Indian hemp, tablets and tubes of dangerous substances.
Speaking to newsmen at the site, the Senior Special Assistant to the FCT Minister on Monitoring, Inspection and Enforcement, Ikharo Attah, said the exercise became imperative as it was gathered that the hitherto dislodged drug lords and scavengers were regrouping on the hill.
Attah disclosed that the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, directed them to work under the guidance of the Commissioner of Police of the FCT, Sadiq Abubakar, who ensured that they revisited the place to dislodge the criminals.
He explained that, “Yes, they are returning back, but we won’t allow that to happen here. And that is why we are telling the illicit drug lords that they can’t come into the nation’s capital city to freely sell drugs.
“Tura-Bola Hill is a beautiful topside overlooking the popular Apo Roundabout, and we will not allow such nefarious acts to be there.”