2023: NDLEA Targets Atiku, Osinbajo, Tinubu, Others For Drug Test
The Chairman and Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Brig-Gen Buba Marwa (rtd) has written a letter to the Chairman of the All Progressive Congress APC, Sen Abdullahi Adamu, requesting that officials of the NDLEA be given access to conduct drugs integrity tests for politicians seeking political offices in the country.
Marwa said that when it is the turn of PDP and other parties, to conduct its party primaries, he would also write the national chairman and request that operatives of NDLEA be allowed to conduct drug integrity tests on politicians aspiring for higher offices.
The NDLEA boss who was speaking during the 1st quarter award ceremony of the agency in Abuja explained that the drugs test is necessary to ensure that politicians vested with important national offices do not use budgetary allocations to go and buy cocaine or Methamphetamine instead of providing needed services for the masses.’
He said: “For politicians, we have long advocated and I take the opportunity again to repeat the advocacy that when they run for public office it demands a lot of responsibility from the person and we need to be certain if he’s a person that is already a drug addict/user who will spend all the money he’s given for public service to consume cocaine and his head will not be in a stable condition to handle the affairs he has been entrusted with.
“For this reason, we have advocated and will continue to advocate that drug test be conducted for politicians; some state governments like Kano State is already doing this.
“Not just politicians, but government appointees, and I’ve just sent a letter this morning to the National Chairman of APC, who will be the first of the national working committee I wish to pay an advocacy visit on this issue.
With this, it means prominent figures seeking to contest for the Presidency in 2023 will all be targeted for this exercise as the Agency will leave no stone unturned in a bid to rid the country of drug use among high profile citizens.
Nigerian Soldier Arrested For Aiding Yobe Bombing Commits Suicide
A Nigerian Army personnel arrested for aiding Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) is dead.
It is still unclear if he was working for either of the terrorist organizations or both.
The member of the Nigerian Armed Forces committed suicide while being escorted to the barracks on Tuesday.
His cover was blown by military intelligence which exposed his involvement in the massacre at brothels and beer parlors in Yobe State.
Identified as Lance Corporal Jibrin, he was involved in the attacks in Geidam and Gashua towns. More than a dozen civilians were killed.
Jibrin, an instructor with his Army Battalion in Geidam, was initially not seen for days, DAILY POST gathered Wednesday night.
He was later sighted among the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters that invaded the Yobe communities.
A team, including the Battalion Commander Officer, tracked his phone and found that Jibrin was at Gashua, many kilometers from his duty post.
Jibrin, who implicated some other military personnel, made revelations about Boko Haram, ISWAP, the insurgents, his participation, etc.
While in transit to Geidam, he disarmed one of his escorts, overpowered another, and shot himself dead.
Missing Abuja Corper Found Dead, Body Mutilated
A female National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, member declared missing on April 14 in Abuja, has been found dead, her body mutilated.
According to a statement released by NYSC on their social media handles, Stephanie Se-ember Terungwa Edward Achado’s body was found in her NYSC trousers, with some of her body parts removed by the killers.
Her family declared the fair-complexioned lady missing, in a notice shared on the social media.
In a statement, the newly appointed NYSC Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr Eddy Megwa, said:
“RE: MISSING PERSON
“The attention of NYSC Management has been drawn to the pictures making the rounds in the social media of a missing Corps Member deployed to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“The corpse was found wearing the NYSC kakhi trousers with the face defaced beyond recognition. On account of this, Management reported the discovery to relevant security agencies to help identify the body.
“It was later confirmed that the remains was that of a missing Corps Member, Stephanie Se-Ember Terungwa, with State Code Number FC/21B/5807.
“Investigations are however, currently ongoing to unravel the identity of the perpetrators of the dastardly act in order to bring them to justice.
“May her soul rest in peace.”