~Arrests 296 offenders, seizes 3,107kg of illicit drugs
National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Adamawa State command has kicked started 7-day activities to mark the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking which is slated on 26 June 2022.
At a press briefing, marking the commencement of activities, the Adamawa State commander of NDLEA, Femi Agboalu said in the last one year the command has recorded robust achievements by arresting drug offenders comprising 286 males and 11 females and seized 3,107.786kg.
“Adamawa State will join the rest of the world in commemorating the world drug day with a week long activities starting with this press briefing today being 20th June 2022; Wednesday 22nd will be for advocacy road walk against drugs; Friday for Jumaat prayers, Saturday 25th for guest lecture, and Sunday 26th for thanksgiving service
“The theme for this year’s commemoration is addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crisis. This theme is a clarion call in addressing transnational drugs challenges arising from situations of crisis and protecting the right to health for the most vulnerable, including children and youth; people using drugs, people with drug use disorders; and people who need access to controlled medicines,” he said.
On the issue of arrest and confiscation of drugs the commander said, “Adamawa State command within a year i.e June 2021 to May 2022 the Adamawa State command arrested over 296 drug offenders comprising of 286 males and 11 females suspects with various seizures of drugs as enumerated.
“Cannabis Sativa, 2702.167kg, Tramadol, 146.806kg, Diazapam, 36.11kg, Exol 5, 29.676kg, Pentazocine, 124.578kg, Rohypnol, 1.473kg, codeine based syrup, 61.440kg cocaine, 0.013kg, methaqualone, 0.227kg, phenobarbitone, 2.290kg, 28 round of live ammunition and one locally made pistol.”
He noted that the command has also done its best in terms of drug demand reduction adding that 44 males and one female clients have been counseled, treated and rehabilitated while series of WADA sensitization lectures were carried out just as WADA clubs in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions were set up in the state.
He thanked governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for unwavering effort at curtailing the menace of drug abuse in the state and also commended various stakeholders including gallant men of his command for the overall success recorded in the year under review.
Insecurity: Law-maker Donates Relief Materials To Over 10,000 Constituents In Taraba
The member representing Bali/Gassol at the House of Representatives, Hon. Gambo Mubarak has distributed food and nonfood items worth millions of naira to the people of his constituency.
The event took place in the state capital, Jalingo for security purposes.
Mubarak explained that the materials were distributed mostly to victims of banditry and kidnapping activities in his constituency.
Commenting on the insecurity, Hon. Gambo Mubarak urged the service chiefs to constitute a joint operation to flush out bandits in all their hides out in the state.
He also urged Governor Darius Ishaku to meet with President Muhammed Buhari as a matter of urgency to find a solution to the menace to enable people to go to their farms and do other business activities.
He, however, appealed to the people of his constituency and the state at large to redouble efforts in their prayers for Allah’s intervention.
A former Senator in the 3rd republic, representing Taraba Central, Sen. Ibrahim Goje described the gesture by the lawmaker as timely as according to him the masses are suffering as a result of insecurity.
Some of the beneficiaries Jauro Umaru, Bilkisu Obida, Ibrahim Adamu who is a blind as well as Blessing Emmanuel Bali all appreciated the gesture and advised other politicians in the state to emulate Gambo Mubarak.
PVC Registration: Adamawa Police Vows To Arrest, Prosecute Saboteurs
From Umar Dankano, Yola
The Adamawa state Police Command has vowed to prosecute any one or group of persons caught disrupting electoral process of Permanent Voters Cards registration in the state.
Spokesman of the Command,S.P Suleiman Nguroje issued the warning through a press statement in Yola weekend disclosing that intelligent report at the disposal of the police revealed that some group of people are going around PVC registration centres creating confusion deliberately.
Nguroje stated that the Commissioner of Police in charge of the state Command,CP Sikiru Akande has directed all the police formations including Area Commanders,Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) to ensure necessary measures apply in addressing the ugly situation in their respective areas.
“Following intelligence report made available to Police that some group of people are going around PVC registration centres disrupting the process and making it difficult for those yet to be registered to get registered.
“The CP hereby statutorily mandated all Divisional Police Officers,Operational Commanders and their Supervisory Area Commanders to ensure that prevention and detection of crime remains their top priority.
“Our Command’s Operational assets will be deployed to detect and arrest individual or group found committing any crime to face the full wrath of the law”.the statement assured.
According to the statement,the police search light will be beamed on the activities of the commercial Tricycles and motorcycles especially late night operators urging the public to cooperate with the police in volunteering useful information.
Recalled that few weeks ago a religious faith based Association has raised alarm over such allegation that certain group of different faith are blocking its followers to get registered in some local government areas of the state.
Bauchi Govt To Recruit 2,000 Youth Into Vigilante To Improve Security
By Sani Adamu Hassan
Bauchi state Governor, Bala Muhammad Abdulkadir has expressed his administration’s determination to take drastic action against anyone found supporting or hiding criminal elements in the state.
The Governor made the declaration when he paid a sympathy visit to the people of Shafa and Duguri district in Alkaleri local government area over the incessant attack by bandits in the area.
Muhammad who expressed worry over the high level of insecurity in the area, charged people of the state to be vigilant as well as exposing any suspicious element to security agencies, promising to prosecute anyone found feeding the bandits with information.
He added that the state government will employ over two thousand youths into vigilante so as to improve security of lives and prosperity of the Citizens.
He therefore commended the effort of various security agencies for their rapid response, calling on the state commissioner of Police to redeploy some personal who work for some period in the area.
Earlier, the state commissioner of Police Umar Mamman Sanda said the command is determined to flushed out all criminal elements in the state, and urged the people to always give necessary information to various security agencies in order to bring peace and unity in state.
Report indicates that some bandits have invaded some communities in the areas of Alkaleri local government where they kill some people and abduct many within the week.
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