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Suspected Indian Hemp Dealers Caught in Yola

Aug 23, 2011-The 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Yola, on Monday, handed over two suspected Indian hemp dealers to the Adamawa State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

 The Brigade Commander, Brig. Gen. N.J. Nwaoga, said the suspects, Emmanuel Otukpa and Aiden Bassey, were arrested in Michika Local Government Area of the state at an army check point, on their way from Otukpa in Benue State.

 “Our officers on check point duty in Michika, noticed suspicious moves from one of the suspects who fully paraded himself as a captain of the Nigerian Army,” he said. “When they noticed irregularities in his fake identity card, the soldiers being professionals, asked him to come down and open his Mercedes 230 car booth for checking. And at that point, they noticed these substances suspected to be Indian hemp.”

 He said that after prosecuting the suspects, NDLEA should hand them back to the brigade command for further interrogation for Nigerian Army impersonation, and advised all security agencies in the country to work hand in hand to make the nation better.

Responding, the NDLEA Commander, Abdullahi Zungeru, commended the efforts of the Nigerian Army. “I want to assure you that the command will not rest until this case is prosecuted,” he said. “After prosecution, they will be handed over back to you for additional interrogation.”

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  1. Igbozurike Obinna

    August 23, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    It is suprise that the nigerian army can carry out their duties effectively, But still today no security agent is capable of arresting any haram boko member,
    Until Biafrans understand the need to come together again and do something to defend her citizens. Nigeria is not a home for the Biafrans.
    Nigeria should not worry,there many Ikembas ahead.

  2. Igbozurike Obinna

    August 23, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    there are many Ikembas ahead

  3. Lazarus Timothy

    August 25, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Gbosa to the Nigeria Army God is Your strenght, Nigeria can be better again…

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