Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested three armed bandits while on an attack mission in Katsina state.
The bandits identified as Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed and Ibrahim Suleiman, were caught with three AK 47 rifles among other dangerous items recovered them.
This is even as a heavy weapon manufacturer, Celestine Chidiebere Christian, has been arrested with a high calibre G3 rifle along with 78 rounds of life ammunition in Benue while trying to move the weapon and ammunition to Jos, Plateau state.
The arrests and seizures were made at NDLEA checkpoints in the two states where narcotic officers stop and search vehicles for illicit drugs.
NDLEA’s Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) noted that the NDLEA will continue to support efforts by other security agencies especially the armed forces to restore law and order across the country.
“For us at NDLEA, we’ll continue to do our best with our highly dedicated officers and men to cut off accessibility to illicit drugs by criminal gangs by blocking the trafficking of these psychoactive and psychotropic substances.
“In doing this, we’ll not shy away from complementing the efforts of other security agencies especially our armed forces in our collective bid to restore security and maintain law and order in all parts of the country”, Gen. Marwa stated.