Nigeria News | NIS Hands over Seized Drugs to NAFDAC in Adamawa

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The Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS) in Yola handed over 23 packages of seized Diazapam, a dangerous drug, to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).

The Comptroller General of Immigration, Muhammed Babandede reportedly said that the drug was seized from a Cameronian who tried to sneak it into Nigeria.

Babandede reportedly said that the patrol team along the Cameronian border with Nigeria, around Wuro Boki area intercepted a Cameronian man carrying 23 packages of Diazapam.

The suspects reportedly confessed to having been taking the drugs into Yola, Adamawa State Capital before now.

Babandede reportedly said that after investigation, and based on the advice of the port health authority for the immediate repatriation of the Cameronian, the suspect was handed over to the Cameronian authority.

Babandede appealed to the citizens of the state to give maximum cooperation to the security operatives.

The state Controller of NAFDAC, Mr.Jamilu Audu expressed delight at the working synergy between sister government agencies with the sole aim of keeping the citizenry safe.

Jamilu reportedly said that Diazepam is being misused to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, seizures, relieve muscle spasms, and to provide sedation before medical procedures as well as calm the brain and nerves.

Audu reportedly said that the agency would not relent in its effort to make Nigeria safe and free from counterfeits and other conterminous food.

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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email:

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