A 70-year-old Niger Republic national, Rabiu Wada, suspected to be supplying drugs to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits have been arrested in Jebba, Niger State.
The suspect was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at a patrol point in Jebba with 10 pallets of skunk on Thursday, the spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi disclosed in a statement on Saturday.
“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”, Babafemi said.
The statement also qouted the Commander, Niger State Command of the NDLEA, Aloye Isaac, as saying that the arrest of the suspect was a further confirmation of the nexus between drug abuse and the security challenges in parts of the country.