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NIS hands over seized drug to NAFDAC in Adamawa



our patrol team along the Cameronian border with Nigeria, around Wuro Boki area intercepted a Cameronian man carrying 23 packages of Diazapam.

”After thorough investigation the suspect confessed to have been taking the drugs into Yola, Adamawa State Capital, for so long ” he said.

Babandede said that after investigation, and based on advice of the port health authority for the immediate repatriation of the Cameronian, he was handed over to the Cameronian authority on 17 April.

The comptroller general said that NIS was making efforts to protect the lives and property of Nigerians.

He appealed to the citizens of the state, especially those on border areas, to give maximum cooperation to the security operatives.

In his remark, Mr.Jamilu Audu, the state Controller of NAFDAC, expressed delight at the working synergy between sister government agencies.

According to Audu, Diazepam is being misused to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, and seizures.

” It is also used to relieve muscle spasms and to provide sedation before medical procedures as well as calm the brain and nerves.

”Diazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines”, he said.

Audu commended the personnel of the Nigeria immigration service for their vigilance and dedication in carrying out their responsibilities.

“The arrest and seizure of this dangerous drug was a great achievement in the fight against counterfeit drugs and related items.

“NAFDAC is overwhelmed with the good synergy between sister government agencies in the state,” he said.

Audu said the agency would not relent in its effort to make Nigeria safe and free from counterfeits and other conterminous food (NAN)


Edited By: Modupe Adeloye/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

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