The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA ) Edo Command on Friday destroyed illicit drugs valued at more than N10 billion in Benin.
Retired Col. Mohammad Abdallah, the Chairman of NDLEA who supervised the exercise, said that the quantum of drugs being destroyed clearly called for state of emergency over drug situation in the country.
Abdallah said approximately 137,000 kiligrammes of illicit drugs were destroyed, noting that
the figure was double the total figure recently destroyed in FCT, Oyo and Kano states.
The chairman said 20 tonnes of drugs were destroyed in FCT, 14 tonnes in Oyo and 50 tonnes
in Kano, while a whopping 136 tonnes destroyed in Edo.