by ‘Jola Sotubo
Two brothers in Sokoto State have been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of illicit drugs.
The officers of the NDLEA seized 59.5 Kilogrammes of Indian hemp from the brothers, aged 34 and 32, in Gandu area of Sokoto city.
According to reports, the state Commander of the agency, Alhaji Misbahu Idris, told newsmen on Wednesday in Sokoto that the suspects were arrested on September 9 after a tip-off. Idris said the suspects would be charged to the Federal High Court, Sokoto as soon as investigations were concluded.
He commended the support of residents and that of the state government in making work of the operatives more easier. The commander particularly appreciated the recent donation of two patrol vehicles to the agency by the state government, saying it had helped to reduce its logistic problems.
Idris added: “We are also appealing to the people of the state to continue to offer useful intelligence reports to us, just as we will not relent in waging the drugs war.
“The agency will also sustain the ongoing intensive public enlightenment campaigns on the dangers of drug abuse and the trafficking of illicit drugs.”