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  • Updated: December 28, 2022

NDLEA Makes 18,940 Arrests, 3,324 Convictions In Two Years

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has announced that it has made 18,940 arrests for various drug-related offences in the past two years.

The agency's chairman and CEO, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Buba-Marwa, announced this on Tuesday in Yola while he received The Adamawa Honours Society (AHS) award of excellence in appreciation of his exceptional service to the country.

He said that during the time period under consideration, the agency had obtained 3,324 convictions, seized 5.4 kg of various controlled substances and narcotics, and treated 3,326 drug addicts.

Marwa urged parents, community members, and religious leaders to step up their support of the agency's attempts to stem the tide of the problem, stating that "drugs do not discriminate against tribe, religion, or location."

He added that intended couples should be drug tested before they get married because the organisation has lately obtained kits for both lying and drug testing.

“Drug test would determine the innocence or otherwise of couples and it will save marrital relationships from collapse due to abuse of drugs” he said.

He asserts that the agency is working diligently to reduce the supply and demand for pharmaceuticals, emphasising that doing so would significantly benefit the effort to combat the trend.

Marwa praised President Muhammadu Buhari for helping the agency fight illegal drugs, and she also praised the Adamawa House of Assembly for passing legislation to crack down on drug-related offences.

He expressed his hope that receiving the prize will inspire him to accomplish much more and thanked the presenters for recognising his merit.

Earlier, Dauda Markus-Gundiri, a representative of a group, who gave Marwa the prize, said the project was motivated by his record of public service.

Given his performances in the several posts he had, he referred to the recipient as the genuine "son of the soil," who served the country with devotion, dedication, and sincerity of purpose.

Gundiri stated that the group would keep honouring deserving people and organisations in this way, especially those who gave selflessly to humanity.

Marwa attended the ceremony alongside his wife, Munirat Marwa, as well as friends and well-wishers.

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