May 4, 2021
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have raided some eateries in Jos, the Plateau capital and recovered freshly baked cakes made with cannabis sativa. The Agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Mr Femi Babafemi, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said additional 48.726 kilogrammes of assorted psychotropic substances were recovered. Babafemi quoted the Plateau Commander, Mr Ibrahim Braji, as saying that five persons were arrested in connection to the seized drugs.Babafemi said the Enugu state Command of the agency at the weekend equally raided the Nsukka axis of the state capital.He said a 28-year-old lady, Oodo Ndidiamaka, was also arrested.
Babafemi quoted the state Commander of NDLEA, Mr Abdul Abdullahi, as saying that the Command remained committed to unraveling other members of the drug cartel in the state.The Chairman, NDLEA, retired Brigadier General Buba Marwa, commended the Plateau, Enugu and Niger Commands of the Agency for disrupting the activities of drug cartels in their respective states. Marwa charged them to remain resolute in the pursuit of the Agency’s mandate to rid Nigeria of illicit drugs.