When armies go to war, success depends on the mobility and capacity of the troops, but a lot also depends on the commanding officers. So it has been also for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) which recognised and awarded 141 officers and 13 commands for their exemplary commitment and dedication to their duties in 2023.
Among those commended on February 8, were some commanders of the agency whose operations optimised the agency’s renewed War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) in the period under review.
THE WHISTLER reported that in 2023, the agency arrested 13,664 offenders, 15 of whom were drug barons. Out of those arrested, only 3,412 convictions were recorded, about 25 per cent of the suspects.
In this report, our correspondent spoke to three commanders of the agency who excelled in actualising the mission of NDLEA in the year under review.