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NDLEA, Army Raid Kaduna, Arrest Suspected Drug Barons, Addicts

NDLEAA combined team of officers from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Army, Air Force and Civil Defence Corps today raided Sabon Tasha and Kawo areas, a suburb for notorious criminals’ hideout in the Kaduna state capital.

The operation which lasted many hours, led to the arrest of 50 suspected drug addicts and over one hundred addicts as well as seizure of various kilogrammes of narcotics such as cannabis, cocaine and heroin.

Parading some of the suspects, Kaduna State NDLEA Commander, Mohammed Jibrin told Channels Television that the aim of the operation is to flush out criminals out of the state and make it peaceful ahead of the 2015 general elections, warning that Kaduna is no longer a safe haven for illicit drug users or traders.

The commander added that the operation was the third this year since the inauguration of the Joint Task Force by the state governor in December 2013.

He commended the Nigerian Army, Civil Defence Corps for giving the needed backup because of the notoriety of the area.

Giving an insight on the operation, the Assistant State Commander in Charge of Operations, Goody Obanoke, said the suspected drug peddlers would be prosecuted after investigation while the users  are to be taken to the agency’s facility in Zaria for counselling and rehabilitation.

He  urged stakeholders to support the NDLEA towards the eradication of illegal drugs in the society.

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