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NDLEA Seizes 32 Explosives Heading to Bandits’ Camp, Nabs Cameroonian with Military Uniform

...Intercepts 379grams of Europe-bound Meth in Lagos

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has intercepted 32 pieces of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), going to bandits’ camp in Niger State.

The development comes after the anti-narcotic agency intensified operations at drug joints and routes nationwide ahead of May 29 inauguration of new administrations across the country.

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The NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi who revealed this in a statement on Sunday said that one Musa Muhammadu was caught with the explosives on May 22, along Wawa road, Kainji area of the state.

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The seized explosives

He further disclosed that the Chairman/CEO of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Rtd) has since ordered the immediate transfer of the suspect to the military.

Also, officers of the Directorate of Operations and General Investigation (DOGI), intercepted 379grams of methamphetamine concealed in false bottom of six black soap containers at a courier company in Lagos. The consignment which was heading to Cyprus, in Europe, was packed in a carton containing local hand fans.

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Similarly, the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Command of the Agency took custody of 22 cartons of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,144.30kg and 12 cartons of Tramadol 120mg with a total weight of 320kg, all containing 2,317,400 pills transferred to the Agency by the Airport Command of the Nigeria Customs Service, on Thursday, May 25, 2023.

In the same vein, two suspects: Surajo Adamu and Muhammad Ali were arrested on Friday, May 26 with 379,200 tablets of Diazepam in Alimosho area of Lagos.

The statement further read: “In Adamawa state, operatives on stop and search patrol along Michika- Bazza road on Friday 26th May arrested a Cameroonian, Ndawai Emma Ngalou with a pair of Nigerian Army camourflage uniform bearing Sunday U and two ATM cards belonging to Turaki Mohammed and Ekene Izuegunam.

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“Two ladies: Bilkisu Yusuf, 33, and Kauna Katsina, 25, were on Monday 22nd May arrested in Ningi town, Bauchi state with 11,080 pills of tramadol, while Uche Shadrach, 22, was arrested with 20,480 pills of the same pharmaceutical opioid on Wednesday 24th May along Okene-Lokoja highway, Kogi state on his way from Onitsha, Anambra state to Minna, Niger state.

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“In Delta state, NDLEA operatives supported by men drawn from the Nigerian Army, NSCDC and the Police on Wednesday 24th May raided the notorious Abbi town, Ndokwa West LGA where three suspects: Eunice Eneh, 52; Animan Ifeoma, 26, and Chuks Webema Dennis, 35, were arrested with a total of 343.9kg cannabis recovered from them.

“A similar mop up operation in Bayelsa has led to the arrest of a wanted suspect, Ozoemena Egbochue, 38, at the Swali market in Yenagoa on Monday 22nd May following the earlier arrest of his sales boy, Morgan Eredeowei with 11,748 pills of tramadol and diazepam”.

Ismail Aniemu

Ismail Aniemu, Publisher of JournalNG and ghost writer, is a maritime journalist of over two decades' of practice with multidisciplinary background. He holds a masters degree in Transport Management from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology(LAUTECH) with bias for logistics. He is also an alumnus of the Times Journalism Institute where he obtained a post graduate diploma in Journalism. Email:

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