6th November, 2022
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a blind Nigerien and his son with cannabis and exol-5.
The blind Nigerien, Bukar Haruna, 52, and his son, Saka Haruna, 30 were arrested in Katsina State while heading to Niger Republic with 20.5kg cannabis and 10 grams of exol-5.
A statement issued by NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi on Sunday said the suspects hail from Damagram area of Niger Republic.
He said the operatives on patrol at Malumfashi-Zaria road, arrested the blind man with no less than 2, 685.5kgs of cannabis recovered in four different operations conducted in parts of Edo state in the last week.
Babafemi also disclosed that while 53 bags of C/S weighing 742.5kgs were seized on Wednesday 2nd Nov at a camp in Esioriri, Owan East LGA with four suspects: Chukueke Igba, 32; Solomon Peter, 34; Emmanuel Jeremiah, 36 and Happiness Chidi, 37 arrested, another raid in the house of Joy Zubaru, 45, led to her arrest with 30.5kgs of cannabis recovered.
“In the same vein, operatives on Thursday 3rd Nov stormed the Egbeta forest in Ovia North East where they recovered 112 bags of cannabis and 8 bags of seeds with a combined weight of 1,598.5kgs, while another team evacuated 27 bags of same substance weighing 314kgs at Amahor village in Igueben LGA.
“While commending the officers and men of the MMIA, Edo, Katsina, Adamawa, and Kaduna Commands of the Agency for the successful operations in the past week, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), CON, OFR urged them and their counterparts across the country not to rest on their oars until all drug syndicates operating in Nigeria are completely dismantled and the last gram of illicit substance taken out of the streets,” he said.