Niger State Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested 47 suspects with a total of 122.585kg of various illicit drugs within the first quarter of this year.
The breakdown of the arrests and seizures contained in a statement signed by the commander showed that the month of February recorded the highest number of arrests with 19 suspects and a total of 60.78kg of illicit drugs.
According to the breakdown, January recorded seven suspects and 9.95kg of drugs, while March and April recorded 10 and 11 suspects with 49.55kg and 22.3kg of drugs respectively.
Similarly, the commander said in the statement that the command had secured 22 convictions at the Federal High Court, Minna and rehabilitated a total of 15 suspected drug addicts within the period under review.
The commander, however, solicited for logistics support especially operational vehicles from the State Government, to enhance the command performance.
He thanked the state government and sister security organisations for their support in fighting drug menace in the state, and called on the public to continue to cooperate with the Command in the fight against illicit drug menace in the state.