In fulfilment of his pledge to extend the offensive mantra against drug traffickers in the country to offensive against drug barons, as part of the second phase, Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa has Established a Special Strike Force to achieve the aim.
Also, the NDLEA, has reshuffled some of its directors and created a new directorate to enhance efficiency and strengthen the operations of the lead narcotic agency in the country.
The reshuffling was announced by General Marwa (Rtd) during a meeting with directors at the Agencys headquarters in Abuja on Monday, 10th May 2021.
A statement by Femi Babafemi,
Director, Media & Advocacy quoted Marwa saying the new movement was to propel the Agency to greater achievements.
In the new changes which take effect from Tuesday, 11th May 2021, the former director of administration and establishment, Ezekiel Epeso, becomes the director, technical services while the former head of internal affairs, Sani Ibrahim Sani becomes the new director of administration and establishment.
Mr. 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 Gen. Marwa, “The various tactical and SWAT teams across the commands have been merged and re-named strike force, which will now function under the new directorate headed by Ninigi.
“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”, he charged the officers.