The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency nabbed a 70-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Rabiu Wada, said to be the suppliers of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits.
The agency said the suspect, from Dallawa town in Niger Republic, was arrested on Thursday in Niger State with 10 pallets of skunk.
A statement by the spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on read, “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.”
The Commander, Niger State Command of the NDLEA, Aloye Isaac, said the arrest was a further confirmation of the nexus between drug abuse and the security challenges in parts of the country.