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Troops Destroy 15 Hectares Of Marijuana Farm In Ogun

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Musa Danmadami, the director of defence media operations, during a bi-weekly press briefing on Thursday, said the farm was discovered and destroyed on October 7.

 

15 hectares of marijuana farm have been destroyed by Nigerian troops.

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) says troops of operation Awatse destroyed the farm at Mabu village in Ijebu LGA of Ogun.

Musa Danmadami, the director of defence media operations, during a bi-weekly press briefing on Thursday, said the farm was discovered and destroyed on October 7.

He said the operation was carried out with operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

“On 7 October 2022, troops of Operation AWATSE in the conduct of Operation SWIFT RESPONSE in conjunction with operatives of the NDLEA and NSCDC destroyed 15 hectares of marijuana farm at Mabu village in Ijebu Local Government Area of Ogun State,” he said in a statement.

Earlier in the year, the NDLEA had destroyed a total of 255 hectares of cannabis farms in Ondo state.

Planting or growing cannabis in Nigeria is regarded as a serious offence.

Danmadami also said troops conducted operation activities at Yewa North, Abeokuta South and Ipokia LGAs of Ogun state.

“Other locations include Baruba in Ilasa Local Government Area of Osun State and Ifon in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State as well as Olorunda and Kosefe Local Government Areas of Lagos State respectively,” he said.

“Consequently, within the weeks in review, troops recovered 258 bags of 50kg foreign rice, 220 jerrycans of 30 litres Premium Motor Spirit, 4 vehicle, arrested 2 criminals and rescued 2 civilians. All recovered items, apprehended criminals and rescued civilians were handed over to the appropriate authorities for further action.”

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