The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), works with only two rickety operational vehicles to combat drug control across the 34 local government areas of the State.
The state NDLEA commandant, Mr. Sule Momodu revealed this to newsmen while highlighting the command’s achievements from January to Date in preparation of the forthcoming International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Mr. Momodu lamented that the lack of operational vehicle is impeding the operations of the Command at controlling drugs in the state.
He said, “In fighting the drugs scourge in Katsina state is quite challenging since I took over this command on 2nd of December 2019. It is quite challenging because of the debt of vehicles”.
“I have only two vehicles to fight drugs in 34 Local Government Areas of the state and these vehicles are10-years old”.
“You can imagine what we will be doing with those vehicles don’t forget the fact that Katsina state is among the states faced with drug challenge”.
While revealing the success so far recorded by the command, Mr. Momodu said “No fewer than 158 suspected drug dealers have been arrested in the state.”
According to him, the suspects who include men and women were arrested from January to date.
He noted that 120 of the suspects were counseled under the “Drug Demand Reduction Brisk Counselling program.”
On the successes recorded in the fight against the scourge, Sule explained that a total of 361.15kg of assorted hard drugs have also been seized with 16 convictions prosecuted.