Connect with us

Headlines

NDLEA arrests BUK graduate with 6kg of cannabis sativa at Aminu Kano airport

Published

on

Nasiru Yusuf

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a 27-year-old graduate of Accountancy, Bayero University, Kano, BUK, Zakari Baba at the local wing of the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano with 6kg of cannabis sativa.

KANO FOCUS reports that the director, media and advocacy NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja Femi Babafemi announced this in a statement issued on Tuesday.

According to the statement the consignment was flown from Lagos to Kano on Saturday, May 29 via Max Air.

“The suspect who turned up to claim the packaged drug was arrested and has since confessed ownership of the exhibit.

“This is the first time the Command has apprehended a suspect via the domestic wing of the Airport, as most arrests and seizures are usually made at the international wing,” the statement said.

In his reaction, Chairman of NDLEA, Buba Marwa commended the NAIA Commander, Kabir Sani Tsakuwa, and his MAKIA counterpart, Mohammed Ajiya, as well as the officers and men of the two Commands for their vigilance and commitment to the task of ridding the country of illicit substances.

He charged them not to rest on their oars as the Agency intensifies the war against drug abuse and trafficking in Nigeria.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Headlines

Danbatta: Kidnappers release Igbo businessman

Published

on

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

Kidnappers have released the Igbo business man abducted last Friday in Danbatta local government, Kano state.

Kano Focus exclusively reports that Mr Emanuel Eze regained freedom after paying an undisclosed ransom.

Mr Eze’s neighbor Salisu Abubakar Kore told Kano Focus that he was contacted by the kidnappers to drive the businessman home on Thursday night.

Police arrest woman 53, over alleged kidnap, murder of 6-year-old child in Kano

JUST IN: Kidnappers release Kano legislator’s teenage daughter

Kidnappers abduct Danbatta legislator’s daughter

“I was called around 1:30am and directed to pick him up in Ringim, Jigawa state.

“When I reached Kanya Babba I was rerouted to Gidan Lage, Garki local government, Jigawa state where I picked him around 2:30am.

“We arrived Kore in Danbatta local government, Kano state by 5:30am but he instructed me to proceed to Kazaure, jigawa state where he reunited with his brothers.” Mr Kore said.

The Kano Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abdullahi Haruna Kiyawa has confirmed Mr Eze’s release.

Mr Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police said the command has received tips about the kidnaps whereabouts and is in the process of hunting them down.

Continue Reading

Headlines

Federal govt to commence Kaduna-Kano rail line project in June

Published

on

Nasiru Yusuf

The federal government said the extension of the Abuja-Kaduna rail line to Kano will begin by end of June.

KANO FOCUS reports that the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, stated this during the official commissioning of the Lagos-Ibadan rail line project on Thursday in Lagos.

According to him, “we have about three or four projects. This month, we will start Kano-Kaduna and then we will also start Port Harcourt to Maiduguri which also is done by CCECC and then Kano-Maradi.”

“While we are celebrating that, we are not be happy that up until now, the China Exim bank is yet to approve the loan for Ibadan to Kano because we need to start that and complete it quickly because that is my fear.

“We are grateful that the Chinese government through the China Exim bank was able to give us the loan at a concessionary rate to construct from the seaport. We hope that we get money to be able to construct from Ibadan to Kano so that we can complete the track and make sure that business takes place.

“We got money from China Exim bank, we paid back. We did put pressure on CCECC and delivered on time. In terms of quality, what we have is of good.”

Continue Reading

Headlines

Final year student dies in BUK hostel

Published

on

Mukhtar Yahya Usman

A level 400 student in the department of Political Science Bayero University Kano (BUK) died in the Ramat Hall female students’ hostel on Tuesday morning.

Kano Focus reports that Mercy Sunday died of fever and vomiting.

One of her roommates who plead anonymity said Ms Sunday died in the early morning hours after foaming at the mouth.

BUK begins online lectures next semester 

NCC Board visits BUK, pledges increased collaboration with universities

BUK VC becomes YUMSUK Pro-chancellor

BUK Dean of Student Affairs, Shamsuddeen Umar said she died of natural causes.

“She was sick and attended the University clinic where she was taken care of before being discharged to her hostel.”

Dr Umar added that the illness returned on Monday night and she died before daybreak on Tuesday.

Continue Reading

Trending