Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

NDLEA arrests 705 drug suspects in Kano

07 February 2013, 12:07

Kano - The Kano State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested 705 suspects in Kano in 2012 for dealing in illicit drugs.

The state Commander of the agency, Ahmadu Garba, made this known in Kano on Wednesday in an address he delivered at a one-day sensitisation seminar for selected government agencies in the state.

Garba said that out of the 705 suspects 466 were counseled and rehabilitated.

The commander said that the agency seized over 4,000 kilos of illicit drugs within the period.

He said the seminar was organised for officials of Kwankwasiyya Vanguard, Kano Road Traffic Agency and Vigilance Group to acquaint them with basic drug demand and supply reduction strategies.

He described those invited for the seminar as `important arm of drug abuse control who were closer to the people.

He expressed optimism that the participants would assist the agency in providing grassroots solution to the problem of abuse of illicit drug and trafficking.

In his address, Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso, represented by Abubakar Usman, the Director- General, Security and Special Services, expressed the commitment of the government to eradicate drug abuse in the state.

He said that the government had established various skill acquisition programmes as well as awarded scholarship as part of measures to empower the youths in the state.

NAN

Tags ndlea kano
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Kareem Taofiq
This is unfear

It was confirmed that, after the most peaceful rally recorded by JOBA campaign team some members of team JOBA and APC were attacked. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
My Letter to the Cabal: Game Up

It is time for you to give up. It is time for you to abandon ship. Dear unscrupulous cabal, enough has surely been enough. Read more...

Submitted by
Idiake Destiny718
The media and how it moulds the w...

Television, radio, movies, the Internet and print extend their influence upon our culture, our behavior and our brains! What is behind the powerful force of modern media? Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Jonathan’s 6-week war blunder and...

Jonathan's comments about Boko Haram have led some to believe that the terrorism activities have simply been paused not stopped. Read more...

Submitted by
Samson Eruvwavwe
Delta State entrepreneurship maki...

Members of 3-week Entrepreneurship/Interlocking Making Training (E.I.M.T) by the Forum of Delta State Local Government Transition Committee Chairmen have called for a protest. Read more...

Submitted by
Martin Beck Nworah
Touch no man's candle

Let posterity decide who gave in the very best and who sacrificed the most to see that our world becomes a better place to live in. Read more...