PRESIDENT BUHARI DIRECTS THE NDLEA TO MOP UP ALL ILLICIT DRUGS AND SUBSTANCES IN THE COUNTRY.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on April 30, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA to mop up all illicit drugs and substances in the Country to make Nigeria a drug-safe haven.
The Chairman and Chief Executive, NDLEA Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa, Retired announced this in Abuja when he hosted the Acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman.
He urged the Police to hand over confiscated drugs and suspects arrested in connection with drug trafficking to the NDLEA for Prosecution as it does not fall within Police Jurisdiction.
Marwa also said that within three months, the agency seized over two million kilogrammess of assorted drugs valued at eighty billion Naira.
According to him, the Agency had arrested two thousand one hundred criminals associated with the illicit trade and secured over three hundred and fifty convictions so far.