The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one Mohammed Wada, for his alleged involvement in the sale of illicit drugs to bandits.
Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.
Wada, identified as a native of Niger Republic, was reportedly arrested in Niger state, where he was found to be in possession of “skunk”.
Skunk is sometimes used to refer to a brand of cannabis.
“A 70-year-old drug trafficker, Mohammed Rabiu Wada, who supplies illicit substances to Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Niger state,” the statement reads.
“The suspect who hails from Dallawa town, state of Agadez, Niger Republic, was arrested on Thursday with 10 pallets of skunk in Jebba, Niger state. He had brought into Nigeria hides and skin from Niger Republic to sell in Lagos.
“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.”
Aloye Isaac, Niger state commander of the NDLEA, is said to have described the arrest as “further confirmation of the nexus between drug abuse and the security challenges in parts of the country”.