The Jigawa Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), yesterday, said it has set up a ‘Special Squad’ to fight drug abuse in Babura Local Government Area of the state.
Corps Commandant, Mr Muhammad Durumin-Iya, made this known on in an interview with journalsist, stating that the decision to set up the squad followed series of complaints received by the corps on the activities of drug dealers and users.
He said, “The state government sought for our assistance in fighting the menace in Babura and the state in general,’’ noting that the squad which commenced operation 11 days ago has arrested 15 suspects.
The commandant explained that three of the suspects who were arrested with ‘serious exhibits’, had been handed over to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further action.
He said that the other 12 with minor offences were released on bail and were closely being monitored by men of the command operating in the area.
According to him, the operation of the special squad will be extended to other three District Councils of the state in order to deal with the situation squarely.