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GOOD NEWS TODAY: Nigerian Military Troops, NDLEA Officials Bust Boko Haram Warehouse In Borno, Seize 163 Bags Of illicit Drugs

SaharaReporters learnt that a joint team of military and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) discovered the illicit substance warehouse in the Konduga Local Government Area of the state on Monday....For More CONTINUE THE FULL READING▶▶

A narcotics warehouse, supplying Boko Haram terrorists has been busted, while illicit drugs weighing 2.5 tonnes were confiscated in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

SaharaReporters learnt that a joint team of military and operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) discovered the illicit substance warehouse in the Konduga Local Government Area of the state on Monday.

Troops acting on actionable intelligence stormed the warehouse and impounded 2.5 tones of illicit substance known in local parlance as “goom” or “akuskura”, which were to be shipped to the terrorists in the Sambisa forest.

A security analyst and counter insurgency expert in the Lake Chad basin, Zagazola Makama posted the raid on his X handle on Tuesday.

He stated, “A joint operation between the troops of 21 Armored Brigade of the Nigerian Army and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has successfully intercepted a large consignment of illicit substances destined for Boko Haram terrorists in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that acting on intelligence, the joint team launched a swift and decisive operation to disrupt the supply of illicit substances to the terrorist groups.

“The operation, which was carried out following a tip-off, resulted in the recovery of 163 bags of the substance, equivalent to 2.5 tons in a warehouse in Konduga.

“The suspected illicit substances, known as “Goom” or “Akusukura”, is a deadly psychoactive substance that represents a serious threat to public health and poses a challenge for drug policy.

“The substance, which is of different varieties, is used in both liquid and powdered form by people who mostly seek to raise their levels of psychological or nervous activity in the body, or put it in simple terms, get high.

“The recovered items were handed over to the NDLEA team leader, and the area was cordoned off by the military.

“The operation highlights the effectiveness of interagency collaboration and the commitment of the military and NDLEA to keeping Nigeria safe.”

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