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Yobe Rehabilitates 30 addicts while the NDLEA captures 141 suspects

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As the fight against narcotics gets more intense, agents from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Yobe State Command, have detained 141 suspected drug traffickers.

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Between July 2022 and June 2023, 138 male and three female suspects were apprehended throughout the state’s 17 local government units.

While presenting the suspects in Damaturu, Abdulazeez Ogungboye, the NDLEA State Commander, revealed this.

He claims that while 427.95kgs of tramadol, codeine-based cough syrup, and diazepam injections were seized in the state last year, roughly 304.5kgs of Cannabis sativa and 125.5kgs of psychotropic drugs were recovered from the suspects.

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“The Agency also obtained 27 convictions, while 75 drug trafficking and abuse cases are undergoing various stages of court proceedings,” he continued.

The Commander reaffirmed the anti-narcotic agency’s dedication to eradicating the state’s illicit drug trafficking and abuse problem.

In the meantime, 30 drug addicts in the state have lately received rehabilitation and empowerment thanks to the governor of Yobe State’s wife, Hajiya Hafsat Mai Mala Buni.

Ten ladies and twenty boys who were reportedly rehabilitated came from the state’s 17 local government areas.

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Speaking at the ceremony held at the NUJ Secretariat in Damaturu, Mrs. Buni said the empowerment program is a part of the endeavor to keep drug addicts who have undergone rehabilitation from using drugs and to help them become self-sufficient in order to help the state prosper.

The campaign hopes to reach more than the targeted 30 participants, she stated.

She urged the recipients to wisely use the resources provided to further their own development.

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