The Commander, National drugs enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Kano State, Dr Ibrahim Abdul, on Tuesday sent a message to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state.
The NDLEA Commander in an interview with press agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano, urged Ganduje to finish the one hundred fifty capability rehabilitation centre started by the authorities inside the agency’s premises.
Abdul aforementioned the completion of the facility would modify the Agency to handle the rehabilitation of additional drug addicts within the state.
He added that, “as a results of this case, a number of the clients had to be brought from their homes daily, that i think shouldn’t be like that. we would like to accommodate any consumer we are rehabilitating.
“So far within the past few months, we were ready to rehabilitate no fewer than four hundred persons; thus we would like the state government to please complete the project so that we will accommodate additional clients at a time.”
The NDLEA commander aforementioned throughout the month beneath review, the command had confiscated over 702.063 kilograms of various illicit drugs and no fewer than 153 suspects.
He aforementioned that twenty five of the suspects nabbed throughout the period had been prosecuted whereas their sentences had been reserved, adding that seventy two cases were presently unfinished in courts.
“During the month underneath review, we were ready to seize 523.978 kilograms of cannabis, 178.322 kilograms of mind-bending substance, 3 grams of hard drug and 0.3 kilograms of heroin,’’ he said.
Abdul additional explained that the command, within the month beneath review, dislodged thirty five drug hotspots inside Kano and its surroundings.
He named the dislodged hot spots as: Gwammaja lyceum, Dan-agundi, Gwale burying ground, Abdullahi Bayero road, Sabon Gari, and Limawa-Hotoro, among others.
Abdul aforementioned the command was building on its new operational approach, that leaning towards apprehending position barons, infamous suspects and interception of illicit drugs whereas on transit.
“Following sustained intelligence, four huge sacks were recovered in an exceedingly truck on facility road, every containing four sacks of compressed dried weed suspected to be marihuana (Indian hemp) deliberation three hundred kilograms,’’ he said.
He disclosed that another technique of concealment in trafficking illicit drugs was conjointly unearthed by the Agency during the period.
According to him, this junction rectifier to the recovery of over two hundred kilograms of dried weed suspected to be marihuana stacked inside jerry-cans.
Abdul additionally aforementioned that within july, the command counselled and restored 3 clients, while seventy five drug users were referred for temporary direction.
He recommended the state government and civil society organisations for their support to the agency.