Tough time awaits traffickers of illicit drugs in Nigeria as the German Government has offered to boost the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,(NDLEA) operations in the country with a World-Class Narcotic detention dog training facility.
The two countries are already working out the modalities for the take-off of the project. To this end, the Liaison Officer of the German Embassy, Jan Ritterhoff recently paid a visit to the NDLEA Headquarters in, Abuja the capital city of Nigeria.
Ritterhof commended the new ENDLEA Chairman for the great achievements within a short period of his assumption of office, especially in the area of seizures and arrests. The German Government was also elated at the possibility of the take-off of the dog school project, which he said will be completed in phases between the next three to four years.
Responding,the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.Gen Buba Marwa expressed gratitude to the German Government for support in the areas of training, supply of drugs detection dogs, vehicles and the drug training school.
Gen Marwa disclosed that the support rendered so far from the Germans has helped to boost anti-narcotics war which resulted in 26 major arrests, seizures of large quantities of drugs including cocaine, heroin, cannabis, Ephedrine and methamphetamine with a combined weight of 17.932 tons.
NDLEA Spokesman Femi Babafemi quoted Gen Marwa as vowing to ensure that the Agency shall always be a step ahed of the drug cartels.
German Drug Detection Dog