NDLEA nabs 3 men with IEDs in Zamfara, apprehends 10 others with firearms
– The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency in Zamfara state has said it intercepted three men with Improvised Explosive Devices
– The agency said that 10 suspects in possession of fire arms were also nabbed
– The commander of the agency in the state, Gabriel Eigege, said the 10 suspects were arrested during a cordon and search operations conducted by operatives of the command
Three men with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) have been intercepted by the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Zamfara state.
According to Gabriel Eigege, the commander of the agency in the state, the men were intercepted by a team of NDLEA officers from Gunmi area command on routine along Gadan Zaima area, Daily Trust reports.
notes that the commander said: “Also, 10 persons were arrested in possession of fire arms, assorted charms and other dangerous weapons at Magami town. The suspects were arrested during a cordon and search operations conducted by our operatives.”
READ ALSO: Nigeria-China currency swap deal will give naira strength against dollar – Economist
He stated that they have conducted preliminary investigation and that the command would transfer the suspects alongside the exhibits to relevant authorities for further actions.
According to the commander, within the year under review his command had arrested 85 suspects a total of 666.688kgs of drugs were seized as 11 suspects were convicted while while 6 are pending cases before Federal High Court in Gusau, the state capital.
He added: “In the same vein, our men from Tsafe local government area command acting on actionable intelligence, intercepted and seized 503.439kgs of cough syrup with codeine and rophynol respectively. Two persons were arrested in connection with seizure. Investigation has been concluded and they would be charged to court promptly.”