Sokoto NDLEA Uncovers Cannabis Plantation, Farmer Arraigned

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By Muhammad Ibrahim, Sokoto

The Sokoto state Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has on Saturday paraded a farmer of Cannabis Sativa popularly known as Indian Hemp and the substance at its Headquarters along Nasarawa road,Sokoto.

Speaking to newsmen, the Commandant of the Sokoto Command of the NDLEA, Muhammad Iro said they were able to achieve the feat through the efforts of the men of the Command.

Iro further stated that they have undertaken to make Sokoto drugs free state or reduce consumption to the bearest minimum level adding that as an illegal substance they would refer the case to court for legal actions against farming the substance.

Being the first time the Command since its establishment decades ago are experiencing this, the Commandant said the arrest at Sanyinna in Shagari local government has become an eye opener to the command.

He said it was a long time intelligence gathering through vital information before they could make the arrest.

He therefore called on the people of Sokoto state to look out for the substance wherever they may be due to its hazardous effects on human health further cleaeing the ground that the substance is being concealed or planted in the midst of legal grains.

A family man, Anas Sani who is the substance farmer said this was his first time of doing this and wouldn’t have done that had he known it would be discovered.

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