NDLEA & Kwara Govt Launch Statewide Operation Against Drug Abuse
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NDLEA & Kwara Govt Launch Statewide Operation Against Drug Abuse

NDLEA & Kwara Govt Launch Statewide Operation Against Drug Abuse

The Kwara State government has initiated a comprehensive effort in collaboration with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to eliminate the presence of drugs and illicit substances throughout the state.

Termed as “Operation Gbailumo,” this special endeavor kicked off on Monday and is scheduled to continue for a duration of three weeks.

The operation aims to concentrate on key areas such as conducting raids on identified drug hideouts and black spots, executing targeted patrols in high-risk zones, monitoring and curbing illegal drug trafficking activities, and fostering awareness about the perils of drug abuse through community engagement initiatives.

Reports indicate that the exercise is primarily focused on safeguarding the state from the influx of illicit drugs and related activities, particularly in major urban centers, in the lead-up to and aftermath of the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

During a press conference held at the NDLEA Kwara Command headquarters in Ilorin, Aileru Olamilekan Mikail, the Special Assistant to the Kwara Governor on Drug Abuse Prevention and Control, highlighted that this collaboration signifies the renewed commitment of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s administration to uphold peace and security within the state.

“While the festive season is a time for joy and celebration, it unfortunately witnesses increased activity among drug peddlers and users,” Mikail stated. “We are resolute in preventing our state from being a haven for drug traffickers or a breeding ground for drug abuse. Hence, our partnership with the NDLEA to launch this crucial operation.”

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Mikail urged the public, including residents and visitors, to extend their cooperation to law enforcement officials throughout the duration of the operation. He emphasized the importance of reporting any suspicious activities or information regarding drug peddling or usage to the nearest NDLEA office or security agency promptly.

Mohammed Bashir, the NDLEA Commander for the Kwara Command, applauded the state government for its proactive stance and support towards the agency’s efforts. He assured the agency’s unwavering dedication to ensuring the success of the operation.

“We have deployed a substantial number of personnel across the state and are fully committed to working tirelessly to ensure a peaceful and drug-free festive season for everyone,” declared Commander Bashir.

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