From Ahmed Idris Birnin Kebbi
Kebbi State National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that within six months the command has arrested 88 suspected drug dealers and seized 857.320 kilograms of illicit drugs and psychologic substance.
Briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi the state capital, the state Commander of the Agency, Mr Suleiman Jadi, said that the effort is to curtle the menace in the state.
Jadi who was celebrating an occasion making the United Nations Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Birnin Kebbi said that the command is fighting very hard to make sure that the activities of 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,” he added.
He said the agency was able to convict 23 offenders to various jail terms within the period while other cases are still pending at the Federal High Court ,Birnin Kebbi.
According to him, people can help save lives from drug abuse today if only they listen more to their children and render help to them before they could get hooked on drugs.
The Commander also called on the general public to always supply the command with useful information on the activities of illicit drug dealers in their communities.