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NDLEA Lunches ‘Operation Hana Maye’ in Kano, Arrests 58 Suspects in Sani Abacha Stadium

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By Abubakar Adamu

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kano State Commander, CN Abubakar Idris Ahmad, has launched a new operation, “OPERATION HANA MAYE,” aimed at combating drug trafficking and abuse in Kano State.

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ASN Sadiq Muhammad Maigatari Public Relations Officer NDLEA Kano State Command made the disclosure in a statement on Friday.

He said the operation is also in line with the Chairman Chief Executive Officer’s agenda of a drug-free society .

He said during the operation, a successful raid was conducted at the Sani Abacha Stadium, resulting in the arrest of 58 suspects and the recovery of various illicit substances.

He explained that the operation, which was meticulously planned and executed, involved a team of highly trained officers who stormed the Sani Abacha Stadium, a sport centre turned hotspot for drug-related activities.

He maintained that the raid was carried out in the evening hours of Wednesday 17th January, 2024, to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimize any potential resistance.

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“During the operation, the NDLEA officers apprehended 58 suspects who were found to be in possession of all sort of illicit substances.

“This successful operation is a significant blow to drug trafficking networks operating in Kano State and sends a strong message that drug-related activities will not be tolerated.” The PRO noted.

The NDLEA Kano State Commander, Abubakar Idris Ahmad, CN, expressed his satisfaction with the outcome of the operation, stating, “OPERATION HANA MAYE is a clear demonstration of our commitment to eradicating drug trafficking and abuse in Kano State. We will not rest until our communities are free from the scourge of illicit substances. This operation is just the beginning, and we will continue to intensify our efforts to ensure a drug-free society.”

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He revealed that the NDLEA Kano State Command is committed to collaborating with relevant stakeholders, hincluding the Kano State Government, community leaders, and the general public, to achieve its objectives.

According to him, the agency under the leadership of Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (retd) encouraged citizens to provide valuable information that can assist in the fight against drug trafficking and abuse, assuring the utmost confidentiality and protection for informants.

“The NDLEA Kano State Command urges the public to stay vigilant and report any suspicious activities or individuals involved in drug-related crimes to the nearest NDLEA office or through the agency’s toll-free helpline.” Maigatari however stated.

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