Tuesday, January 18

Smoke-out drug barons, cartels from their hideouts – Marwa charges officers

The National Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drugs Law Enforcement  Agency NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Marwa (Retd) has charged officers of the agency to go all out and root out drug barons and cartels from their hideouts across the country.

Marwa who said this in a statement released by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Monday in Kaduna state during the special operations training graduation ceremony for 143 officers of the Strike Force Corps held at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, NASI, Jaji, stated that the drug scourge in Nigeria is unacceptable, with almost 15 million Nigerians abusing substances, 20 percent of who are addicted, which is three times the global average. 

According to him, Strike Force is the tip of our spear in our interdiction efforts and as such we must keep the tip sharpened and always ready to strike because we need to be two steps ahead of drug barons and cartels operating in the country.

Earlier in his remarks, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Maj. Gen. M.G. Ali explained that the training, as the first of its kind will enhance the Agency’s capability to handle more complex challenges in its task of tackling drug barons and cartels.

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