Not less than 88 suspected drug dealers have been arrested and 857.320 kilograms of illicit drugs and psychologic substance have be recovered in Kebbi State in Six Month by National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Mr Suleiman Jadi, the state Commander of the agency, disclosed this at an occasion marking the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.
“The command is fighting very hard to make sure that drug abuse and illicit trafficking is reduced to the barest minimum.
“Between January and June this year, the command seized a total of 857.320kg of illicit drugs and psychotropic substance, while 88 suspects were arrayed. Out of this figure, 782.464kg are psychotropic substance,” Jadi said.
He stated that apart from the cases that are in the Federal High Court, the agency was able to convict 23 offenders to various jail terms within the stated period.
He admonished parents to pay attention to their children and hel them through their trying times before they get hooked to drugs.
The commander further admonished members of the public to avail the agency information that would lead to the apprehension of drug barons and ensure the reducing of drugs in the society.
“We shall intensify our efforts by collaborating with Kebbi Government for a massive public enlightenment programmes on the harmful effects of drug abuse.”
He commended Wife of the governor, Dr Zainab Bagudu for her efforts to make the state drug free.