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NDLEA secured 185 convictions in Jigawa in 1 year – Commander

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Jigawa Command, says it has successfully secured 185 convictions in the last one year.

NDLEA Commander in the state, Mr Musa Maina, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Thursday, in commemoration of the 2024 United Nations’ Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Maina said those convicted were among the 426 suspects arrested by the agency from across the state between July 2023 and June 2024.
The commander said that a total of 526.29 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs, including cannabis and other psychotropic substances, were also seized by the agency during the period under review.
The commander further stated that more than 200 drug users among the arrested suspects were counselled and rehabilitated by the Drug Demand Reduction (DDR) unit of the command.
He commended traditional and religious institutions as well as the state government for their support and cooperation to the agency in its fight against drug abuse.
Maina urged residents of the state to continue to join hands with the agency to fight the menace. (NAN)

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