Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEAhave intercepted a consignment of 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, being taken to bandits’ camp in Niger state.
A statement by the Agency’s Spokesperson, Femi Babafemi said the suspect identified as Musa Muhammadu was caught with the explosives on Monday 22nd May along Wawa road, Kainji, Niger state.
He added that Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Agency,Mohamed Buba Marwa has since ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the military.
Also the Agency’s Operatives intercepted a shipment containing 379grams of methamphetamine concealed in false bottom of six black soap containers, packed in a carton containing local hand fans, heading to Cyprus in Europe.
The consignment was recovered from an unnamed courier company in Lagos.
The rest of the statement explained; “In Adamawa state, operatives on stop and search patrol along Michika- Bazza road on Friday 26th May arrested a Cameroonian, Ndawai Emma Ngalou with a pair of Nigerian Army camourflage uniform bearing Sunday U and two ATM cards belonging to Turaki Mohammed and Ekene Izuegunam.
“Two ladies: Bilkisu Yusuf, 33, and Kauna Katsina, 25, were on Monday 22nd May arrested in Ningi town, Bauchi state with 11,080 pills of tramadol, while Uche Shadrach, 22, was arrested with 20,480 pills of the same pharmaceutical opioid on Wednesday 24th May along Okene-Lokoja highway, Kogi state on his way from Onitsha, Anambra state to Minna, Niger state.
“In the same vein, two suspects: Surajo Adamu and Muhammad Ali were arrested on Friday 26th May with 379,200 tablets of Diazepam in Alimosho area of Lagos, while the MMIA Command of the Agency took custody of 22 cartons of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,144.30 kg and 12 cartons of Tramadol 120mg with a total weight of 320kg, all containing 2, 317, 400 pills transferred to the Agency by the Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday 25th May.
“In Delta state, NDLEA operatives supported by men drawn from the Nigerian Army, NSCDC and the Police on Wednesday 24th May raided the notorious Abbi town, Ndokwa West LGA where three suspects: Eunice Eneh, 52; Animan Ifeoma, 26, and Chuks Webema Dennis, 35, were arrested with a total of 343.9kg cannabis recovered from them.
“A similar mop up operation in Bayelsa has led to the arrest of a wanted suspect, Ozoemena Egbochue, 38, at the Swali market in Yenagoa on Monday 22nd May following the earlier arrest of his sales boy, Morgan Eredeowei with 11,748 pills of tramadol and diazepam.”
Marwa is quoted to have commended the NDLEA officers and urged them to sustain the offensive action even after the Monday 29th May handover ceremonies.