No Escape, NDLEA Storm Sambisa, Arrest 52-Man Drug Gang

In a bid to eradicate all illegal practices, a joint operation of security agencies, including National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),...

In a bid to eradicate all illegal practices, a joint operation of security agencies, including National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),stormed semi-Sambisa, a den of criminal gan in Yola, and arrested fifty two drug peddlers.

However, Yakubu Kibo, Adamawa State NDLEA Commander, confirmed the arrest and paraded the suspects, saying, “a joint operation comprising NDLEA, Army, Police and NSCDC stormed the notorious semi Sambisa hideout for the operation”.

He said “We apprehended them with various substances of abuse, like cannabis sativa, tramadol, rubber solution, etc.”As you see on display, we have also recovered from them all sort of dangerous weapons, including a toy pistol. “We’re not stopping at this, because we’re currently trailing major dealers, and we’ll make them to face the full wrath of the law.”

The Yola Sambisa is located on the vast farmland of lake Gerio on the banks of river Benue, and is home to various criminal gangs.A notorious robbery gang, ‘Shila boys’, who are terrorising Yola, the state capital and environs, also operate from the same Sambisa.

Shila boys are notorious for phone and bag snatching, just as they feign as operators of commercial tricycle, also known as Keke Napep in local parlance, to lure unsuspecting victims.

Recall that the Edo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  arrested 32 suspected drug traffickers .The suspects were arrested in connection with 70,800 tablets of various psychotropic substances and 1,262.73kg of cannabis. According to the State Commander of NDLEA, Buba Wakawa, officers attached to Irrua command arrested two suspects, namely, Adamu Abdullahi and Kabiru Ahmad, for smuggling 70,800 tablets of various psychotropic substances.The drugs include Diazepam (53,250 tablets), Tramadol (14,430 tablets), Exol (3,000 tablets) and Rophynol (120 tablets). Wakawa said the suspect was heading to Gombe State when he was arrested.“They claimed to have started the business three years ago.

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