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70-year-old who allegedly supplies illicit drugs to bandits arrested in Niger

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)has arrested a 70-year-old drug trafficker, Mohammed Rabiu Wada, who allegedly supplies illicit substances to bandits in Niger State.

The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Femi Babafemi disclosed this yesterday in a statement.

Babafemi said the suspect, who hails from Dallawa town, State of Agadez, Niger Republic, was arrested on Thursday with 10 pallets of skunk in Jebba, Niger state.

“He had brought into Nigeria hides and skin from Niger Republic to sell in Lagos. During interrogation, the suspect claimed he sold his goods for N300, 000 in Lagos and used the fund to buy 10 pallets of skunk at N25, 000 each.

“He was on his way back to Niger Republic through the North West where he sells drugs to bandits when he was intercepted in Jebba. According to the Commander, Niger state Command of the NDLEA, Aloye Isaac, his arrest is a further confirmation of the nexus between drug abuse and the security challenges in parts of the country”.

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