Niger State governor Mohammed Umaru Bago has ordered that the building of anyone found to be selling drugs and housing cartels should be confiscated by the state government and demolished.
He stated this in Minna, the state capital when he donated 20 operational vehicles to security agencies to curb crimes in the Minna metropolis.
Bago, who inaugurated the vehicles at the Government House Minna, expressed concern over the security challenges faced in the state capital and said he was optimistic that the vehicles would help curb the menace.
He gave matching order to the security agencies to go after the hoodlums and bring them to book, adding that anybody that is found selling drugs, his building should be confiscated and demolished.
He said this is intended to flush out the hoodlums and criminal elements within the metropolis in particular and the state as a whole, saying that they have realised that a lot of drug trafficking and drug-related issues are happening in Minna and therefore anybody that is warehousing drug dealers or cartel in his premises does so at his own risk.
Bago emphasised that his administration will give zero tolerance to drugs and other forms of criminalities in the state.
The governor directed the state commissioner of police (CP), Ogundele Ayodeji, to make effective use of the vehicles to address insecurity within Minna where there is an upsurge of youth restiveness and robbery.
The CP who commended the governor for providing the operational vehicles to aid their work in ensuring the safety of lives and property of the citizenry, assured that the people of the state will breathe a sigh of relief as his men and other sister agencies will swing into action immediately.
Of the 20 operational vehicles branded “Operation Flush”, 12 were given to the Nigeria Police, while State Security Service (SSS) and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), will have two each.
Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN), National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Hunters Group and Anti Drug Committee (ADC) received one each.