NDLEA Arrests 554 Suspects in Oyo

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The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA , says it has arrested five hundred and fifty four suspects with various drug types in oyo state.

The agency also disclosed that five thousand three hundred and eighty eight kilograms of drugs were seized with fifty six drug users were convicted in the last one year.

According to the agency, it’s Oyo state command had also rehabilitated and released twenty two drug addicts while seven drug addicts are still in their custody for rehabilitation.

Commander of the agency in oyo state, Mr Olayinka Foe-Fadile who reeled out the achievement during a walk to commemorate this year’s international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in ibadan declared zero tolerance on drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the state.

Mr Joe-Fadile said the walk became imperative as part of efforts of the command to campaign against the wrong usage of drugs which had damaging effect on people’s health.

He noted that the command had been advocating investment in prevention of drug abuse, empowerment of communities for them to handle the prevention as well as facilitating dialogue and collaboration with stakeholders.

The NDLEA boss, therefore, called on community, religious and traditional leaders to partner the agency so as to collectively nip the act of drug peddling in the bud.

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