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NDLEA arrests three fake security agents, others



Buba Marwa, former military governor of Lagos State and ally of Mrs Aisha Buhari Drug Barons Buba Marwa, NDLEA chairman

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has arrested three fake security agents with over 427 kilograms of illicit drugs in Borno State and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

The spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said three suspects, Yakubu Kotri, Salisu Mohammed and Dada Adekunle wore security uniforms in their aim to escape scrutiny.

Babafemi said Yakubu Kotri, impersonating as military personnel, was arrested on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, driving a Golf car loaded with cannabis Sativa weighing 208 kilograms on his way to Bama, Borno State.

He said Salisu Mohammed, who adorned the uniform of another security agency to traffic Tramadol to Bama was also nabbed by narcotic officers on patrol on the route the same day.


“Although the pictures of the arrest of Yakubu Kotri in uniform have been trending on social media since Wednesday, the Agency wishes to disclaim such because the suspect has not been confirmed to be a serving military personnel,” Babafemi said.

Babafemi said the third impersonator, Dada Adekunle was on Wednesday arrested along with his 60-year-old accomplice, Usman Isa, in the Abaji area of Abuja with 15.843kg Cannabis, while 20kg of the same drug was seized from Alfred Aminu who was intercepted at Gwagwalada the same day.

Also on Tuesday in the Yauri area of Bauchi State, operatives arrested one Shaft’atu Abubakar with 174 kilograms of cannabis and 2.1kg Diazepam, while a suspected bandit, Usman Sani was arrested in Dan-Anacha town, Gasol LGA, Taraba with two pistols and ammunition.

“Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd) has commended officers and men of Borno, FCT, Plateau and Taraba state commands for their vigilance.

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