Operatives of the 35 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Alamala, Ogun State have intercepted over 365 pieces of pawpaw size wrapped Cannabis Sativa at Olodo, along Abeokuta-Imeko road, in Abeokuta North local government area of the state.
The Brigade Commander, Brigadier General Mohammed Tajudeen Aminu who handed over the cannabis weighing about 176KG to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Abeokuta, noted that the suspect was arrested by troops during routine patrol on 6 January 2024.
Represented by the Garrison Commander, Colonel Legborsi Deedum Nule, Aminu assured that the Brigade will continue to collaborate with other security agencies to rid the state of crime.
He also reaffirmed the Brigade’s dedication towards ensuring that soldiers maintain high standard of professionalism while discharging their duty.
Responding, the Commandant NDLEA Ogun State Command, Commander of Narcotics Jane Ibiba Odili commended the Brigade’s efforts and called for more collaboration between the military and other other security agencies in the State.
In a related development, a violent attack rocked Kukar Babangida village in Jibia LGA, Katsina State, on Thursday, leaving nine residents dead and several others injured. The hoodlums struck at around 1:30 am, opening fire and causing widespread panic in the community.
Among those killed was Haruna Abale, the district head of the village. Reports also had it that four of his children were among those killed in the attack.
ASP Abubakar Sadiq Aliyu, the spokesperson Katsina Police Command confirmed the incident in a statement.
“Today, Thursday, 11th January 2023, at about 1:30 PM, suspected armed bandits in their numbers, armed with dangerous weapons such as AK 47, shooting sporadically attacked Kukar Babangida village where they shot and killed nine persons and burnt down five vehicles,” he said.
“Operatives were swiftly deployed as normalcy was restored.
“Efforts are on to arrest the perpetrators of the dastardly act. Further development will be communicated in due course.”