In Kebbi State, the National drug law enforcement agency says within six months the command has arrested 88 suspected drug dealers and seized 857.320 kilograms of illicit drugs and psychologic substance.
Briefing newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, the commander of the agency, Suleiman Jadi, said there is an ongoing effort to curtail the menace in the state, adding that the command is fighting very hard to make sure that the activities of drug abuse and illicit trafficking is reduced to the barest minimum.
The Katsina State command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has apprehended 443 suspected illicit drug peddlers and prosecuted 23 others this year.
The state commander of the agency, Mrs. Maryam Gambo Sani, stated this while briefing newsmen in an event to mark the United Nations (UN) Anti-drug Day.
Sani also said 110 drug-related cases were at different stages of trial at the federal High Court in the state.He also said the agency apprehended 21 students and several children under age 13 with total of 128 bottles of cough syrup with codeine within the same period.
Meanwhile,the Kwara State commander of the NDLEA, Ona Ogilegwu, says 134 suspects were arrested in the last 12 months, while 18 of them were successfully prosecuted and jailed. He said the feat though was lower than that of last year is primarily because of the determination of his men at work.
At the Borno State command of the agency, NDLEA Commander, Iweajunwa Okechukwu informed newsmen that 312 suspects have been arrested with seizures of 545.4kg of illicit drugs in the last six months.