Marwa Wants NDLEA To Go After Drug Cartels

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is set to focus its radar on drug cartels operating in the country.


NDLEA Chairman, Brig. General Buba Marwa explained that the reorganization in the agency is geared towards making its operations more effective.

He stated this while charging personnel to focused on drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country.

Marwa gave the instruction during meeting with directors at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

This was revealed by the Director, Media & Advocacy of the Agency, Femi Babafemi, via its official Twitter page on Tuesday.

The NDLEA boss noted that : “What we are doing now is to reposition the NDLEA to be able to effectively take on the drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country. We have to target the cartels and not only the traffickers; we have to put more bite”.


The Chairman also announced the redeployment of directors and creation of a new directorate to enhance efficiency and strengthen the operations of the agency.

He said that the new movement was to propel the agency to greater achievements.

Marwa explained that: “The new changes take effect from Tuesday, 11th, the former director of administration and establishment, Ezekiel Epeso, becomes the director, technical services; the former head of internal affairs, Sani Ibrahim Sani becomes the new director of administration and establishment; while Pius Gamde, an assistant director, Legal Services, is now director, internal affairs/provost marshal of the Agency.

“The former director of technical services, Ahmed Ninigi has now been moved to a newly created directorate as commander, strike force/director, special duties. “

According to him, the various tactical and SWAT teams across the commands have been merged and renamed strike force, which will now function under the new directorate headed by Ninigi.


It could be recalled that on his assumption of office as the NDLEA boss, Marwa promised to repositioned the agency for optimal performance.


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