Fuel Station Seized by NDLEA After Alleged Storage of Indian Hemp for Trafficking


The Oyoyo Filling Station on the Kaduna-Abuja Road in Suleja has been shut down by the Niger State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ().

Due to allegations that it was being used to store Indian hemp for trafficking, the station was shut down.

The security guard and some filling station employees have been put into jail for further investigation, according to Mr. Musa Bwalin, the State Commander of the NDLEA, who made this announcement in Minna on Saturday.

He added that they would thereafter be brought to court to face charges.

According to Bwalin, the command has so far detained 250 suspected drug dealers, 64 of whom have been found guilty.

He claimed that 1,2072 kilograms of illegal substances were recovered and that his soldiers in Suleja Area Command also seized 2,272 kilograms of Indian hemp that was en route to Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory.

The state commander of the agency also disclosed that after several searches on some cited “black spots” where the illegal substance had been used, the command in Niger State was able to seize 2,218.02 kg of Indian hemp in total.

Assuring that the command would continue to make the state uninhabitable for drug dealers, Bwalin also pleaded with the Governor of Niger, Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago, to provide the agency with functioning vehicles so they could eliminate the sale and consumption of illegal narcotics in the state.

The state commander then urged the populace to refrain from stigmatizing drug users, saying that doing so would only increase their drug addiction.

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