Drugs worth over N200 million were recovered at Akala, Mushin, Lagos, through community partnership, Commissioner of Police (CP) Imohimi Edgal said yesterday..
Speaking during a town hall meeting hosted by the Area J Police Command, the police chief said every community had peculiar security challenges.
“During the various town hall meetings that I have held, I discovered that different communities have their various problems.
“In Isolo, the Oba told me that their major problems are drug abuse and cultism following which we immediately went into partnership with the people.
“Within the shortest period, we made series of arrests, recovered and destroyed over N200 million worth of drugs at Akala area,” he said.
Edgal said the command addressed neighbourhood crimes in Ikorodu area with community policing using strategy and technology.
“If this synergy can be reciprocated here then issues of neighbourhood crimes will soon be a thing of the past,” he said.
The CP also urged the public to speak out against drug abuse and cultism as policemen could be transferred but the community members would remain in their domains.
He urged religious and community leaders and public office holders to work together and preach to the people on the evils of cultism.
Edgal said the police would work with the people to make their communities safe.