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NDLEA Arrests 31 Suspects in Kwara State

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin 

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA, Kwara State Command in North Central Nigeria has arrested thirty-one suspects and recovered two hundred and seventy kilograms of different types of drugs within three days.

The state Commander of the agency, Mohammed Ibrahim made this revelation while addressing operatives of the command to commence the second phase of the special operation tagged “Operation Gbalumo/Operation Tap Root” at the command headquarters in Ilọrin.

He said the command in collaboration with the state government had commenced the special operation to ensure drug demand and supply is reduced to the minimum. Ibrahim explained that the command will sustain its follow-up operation to prevent the drug traffickers from regrouping in other parts of the state.

The NDLEA commander said efforts were being intensified to cut the supply chain and reduce drug demand. He commended the residents of the state for their support and cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking.

Ibrahim thanked the state government for supporting the command in its operations. He also appealed to the state government to provide the command with vehicles to ease the movement of operatives to other parts of the state.

In his address, the Senior Special Assistant to the state governor on Security, Muyideen Aliyu expressed satisfaction with the level of operation carried out by the command.

He said the state government will continue to support the command to ensure drug demand and supply is reduced. Aliyu also commended the command for extending its sensitisation programme to institutions of higher learning in the state.

In his remarks, Special Assistant to Kwara state governor on Drug Abuse and Prevention, Aileru Olamilekan said the state government has demonstrated unwavering commitment to reducing drug supply and promoting a safe environment.

He called on other stakeholders to join hands with the command in the fight against drug abuse in the state.

 

Dominica Nwabufo

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