By Salisu Sani-Idris
Abuja – The Federal Capital Territory (FCT ) Ministerial Task Force on City Sanitation, on Thursday, raided a notorious drug dealers’ colony on the Tora Gora Hill, near Apo roundabout, Abuja in its bid to sanitise the city.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the task force also raided another drug peddlers area in Games Village, Abuja, where it made some arrests and prohibited substances, as well as items belonging to some victims of the illicit trade.
NAN also reports that the latest raid is the third operation carried out by the task force on the Tora Gora Hill, adjudged the capital of illicit drug dealers’ supply colony in the FCT.
More shocking discoveries were made when the task force, while on routine surveillance, found ladies bags, shoes and other sundry accessories at the places visited.
NAN also reports that during the raid, several members of the drug cartels fled their trade zones, leaving their wares, and the few of them arrested were handed over to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
The Chairman of the task force, Mr Ikharo Attah, told newsmen after the raid that victims of drug peddlers in the nation’s capital city were largely young men and women.
Attah reiterated the task force’s commitment to stem the activities of drug peddlers and restore sanity in the territory.
He said that the task force was working to rid the city of criminal elements that live around the fringes of the city’s major road corridors and green areas.