The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Adamawa State command has nabbed a suspected kidnapper and 24 suspected drug barons and seized hard drugs worth N15 million from them.
Making the disclosure at a press briefing in Yola, Adamawa State commander of NDLEA, Yakubu Kibo said the feat was achieved within one month.
He said the suspected kidnapper was arrested by the agency in the course of doing its primary assignment of arresting drug menace in the state.
“It may interest you to know that in the course of assignment of curbing the drug menace, we do equally arrest anybody involved in any form of criminal activities and hand over to the appropriate agency as part of interagency cooperation.
” In line with this, on the 04/09/2019, the NDLEA operatives arrested one Bawuro Bakari, a suspected kidnapper along Ngurore-Mayo Belwa road with two rounds of ammunition.
” A reputable member of Tugga community confirmed that the suspect, Bawuro Bakari is on watch list of suspected kidnappers in their community. The suspect and two live rounds of ammunition have been transferred to the Nigeria Police for discreet investigation,” he said.
Kibo noted that on September 14, 2019, the agency arrested one Absulrashid Mohammed with 10 samples of pentazocine injection and confessed that one Sulaiman Waziri supplied the drug to him.
He said the agency raided the supplier’s patent medicine store and discover five cartons of pentazocine injection weighing 21.00kg adding that the feat marks the first time the agency made a large seizure in a singular arrest.
Kibo added that the command has arrested one Yusufu Mohammed with fresh Cannabis Sativa weighing 10.2kg which was planted within his compound at So’o village in Jada local government area noting that the agency is working to prevent the practice to curtail a situation in which the state will become a large scale producer of the banned substance.
Other seizures made according to Kibo include; 3.8kg of Cannabis Sativa, 168 grammes of Diazepam, 218 bottles of cough syrup with codeine and 350 grammes of Rohypnol capsules.
Others are; 600 grammes of Cannabis Sativa another 1.5kg of Cannabis Sativa, 195 grammes of exol-5 tablets, 10.2kg of fresh Cannabis Sativa, and 107.00kg of Tramadol.