NDLEA Intercepts Explosives ‘Bound For Bandits’ Camp’ In Niger


A consignment of 32 pieces of improvised explosive devices (IEDs), has been seized by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Niger state.

In a statement on Sunday, Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesperson, said the intercepted explosives were headed for camps of bandits in the state.

He added that one Musa Muhammadu was caught with the IEDs on May 22, and the suspect was transferred to the military for further investigation.

NDLEA said its operatives also seized 379 grams of methamphetamine at a courier company in Lagos.

The consignment was heading for Cyprus and was concealed in the false bottom of six black soap containers, packed in a carton containing local hand fans.

The agency added that one Ndawai Emma Ngalou, a Cameroonian, was apprehended “with a pair of Nigerian Army camouflage uniforms” along Michika-Bazza road in Adamawa.

The suspect was also caught with “two automated teller machine (ATM) cards belonging to Turaki Mohammed and Ekene Izuegunam”.

“Two ladies: Bilkisu Yusuf, 33, and Kauna Katsina, 25, were on Monday, May 22 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, May 24 along Okene-Lokoja highway, Kogi state on his way from Onitsha, Anambra state to Minna, Niger state,” the statement reads.

“In the same vein, two suspects: Surajo Adamu and Muhammad Ali, were arrested on Friday, May 26, with 379,200 tablets of Diazepam in the Alimosho area of Lagos, while the MMIA Command of the Agency took custody of 22 cartons of Tramadol 225mg weighing 1,144.30 kg 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.

“In Delta state, NDLEA operatives supported by men drawn from the Nigerian Army. NSCDC and the Police on Wednesday, May 24, 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, May 22, following the earlier arrest of his sales boy, Morgan Eredeowel, with 11,748 pills of tramadol and diazepam.”