Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested three armed bandits while on an attack mission in Katsina state.
The bandits – Adamu Shehu, Tukur Mohammed and Ibrahim Suleiman were apprehended with three AK 47 rifles among other dangerous items recovered them.
The arrests and seizures were made at NDLEA checkpoints in Katsina state where narcotic officers stopped and searched vehicles for illicit drugs.
Chairman/Chief Executive, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) while speaking commended the Katsina State Command for their vigilance and unrelenting commitment to the mandate given the agency by President Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of illicit substances and ultimately secure the nation from the activities of criminal gangs.
“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.
According to him, “the three armed bandits were arrested by our officers on patrol in Malumfashi LGA of Katsina on Thursday 5th August, on their way from Igabi LGA of Kaduna state to Kankara LGA in Katsina for another devilish mission.
“A Toyota Corolla car with registration number Kaduna TRK 149 AE, three AK 47 rifles with magazines and ammunition, different types of charms, rings, cash and other items were recovered from them.
“I have since directed they be handed over to the Army Brigade in Katsina for further investigation.”