A retired officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been abducted by a drug cartel after officers arrested a 19-year old female drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir, in Benue State.
NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi who confirmed this in a statement said that Achir was arrested with 5.5kg cannabis and 112grams of diazepam on October 6 in Aliade area of the state.
Babafemi revealed that the drug cartel abducted the retired official thinking that he is still a serving officer, and also demanded that Achir be released from custody.
He said; “Other members of the arrested lady’s cartel abducted the retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded the release of the suspect in custody before their victim would be freed.”
The NDLEA spokesperson also announced that its officials have in the past week arrested 110 drug dealers in nine states, dismantled their hideouts and seized assorted illicit substances. He listed the states as Lagos, Benue, Kwara, Ondo, Kano, Nasarawa, Akwa Ibom, Oyo and Rivers.
In Ondo, a notorious drug dealer at Ogbani-Oja Okitipupa, Okitipupa LGA, Adedugba Adeyemi, a.k.a Oyinbo, and seven others were arrested and different quantities of cocaine, heroin and skunk were recovered. In Kano, one Shamsuddeen Muhammad was arrested with 21.6kg cannabis, while in Oyo state, no fewer than 12 persons were arrested at various drug joints. In Kwara, no fewer than 38 suspects were arrested while, at least, three persons were arrested in Rivers.