Kano: NDLEA Arrest 1, 064 suspects in one year

FILE: NDLEA operatives destroying an Indian hemp farm


By Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano

The Kano State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 1,064 suspects between June 2022 and June 2023.

The Kano Command Ag. Public Relations Officer of the Narcotic Agency, Mr. Sadik Maigatari, stated this in a Statement released to journalists on Saturday.

According to the Statement, the suspects include 1,001 males and 63 females.

The Statement added that the Command within the period under review recovered a total of 7530.813kg, which include 5228.673kg of cannabis, 2096.837kg of psychotropic substances, cocaine, 47.013kg and heroin, 65.24kg.

Maigatari said that a total of 96 clients were admitted to the command’s Drug Demand Reduction, noting that 92 were males and four females,” he said, adding that from the number, 68 were discharged, while 28 were still under rehabilitation.

The Statement further stated that, “we also conducted brief intervention on 1081 people, mostly males (701) and females (380). We also conducted brief intervention on 1081 people, mostly males (701) and females (380).

“In our prosecution unit, we charged to court a total number of 93 cases from June 26th, 2022, to June 26th, 2023, and secured 111 convictions,” adding that the command currently has 126 pending cases.

He stressed that the command adoption of the War Against Drug Abuse campaign program, as a preventive approach, proved to be highly effective.

“This year, we achieved remarkable success in dislodging notorious drug joints and arresting dealers and users. Some of the joints we raided and dislodged include Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Bubbles Club, Kofar Na’isa, and many more.

“The creation of two additional area commands in Rano and Tudun Wada which has also enhanced our capability to crack down on drug abuse and trafficking in the state,” the Statement added.