By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
No fewer than 36 offenders of various sizes of hard drugs have been apprehended by officers of the Jigawa National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) under its Drug Demand Reduction Unit.
The unprecedented arrests which took the officers to places such as markets, motor parks, commercial shops among other places in Dutse metropolis saw the suspects nabbed with different types of hard drugs ranging from cannabis sativa, among other pyschotrophic substances.
Least amongst the substances were Tramadol, Exol15, Diazepam, Prometazine injection and lidocaine injection among others.
Briefing the press after going round, the Jigawa State NDLEA Coordinator, Maryam G. Sani assured that constant arrests, seizures, prosecution, counseling and rehabilitation have been on and will continue to be their mandate in the state.
“While we continue to arrest and prosecute these merchants of death who celebrate their success to the grave of others, we have also continued to educate pupils and students in primary and post primary schools on the dangers of drug abuse and prevention.
“In actualization of the set objective, our Drug Demand Reduction Unit will be saddled with responsibility of carrying out enlightenment campaigns to tertiary institutions, motor parks markets, women groups and the general public in understanding the dangers of drug abuse,” she informed.
According to her, the offensive on drug dealers in Jigawa State is an effort to tackle the problems of insecurity bedeviling local government areas in the state and the country at-large.
“The NDLEA has renewed vigor to fight the drug war with this and the support of the state government and other stakeholders we will continue to launch offensive on all drug hideouts in the state,” she vowed.