The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Borno State Command said it had arrested two men for allegedly peddling cocaine in the Internally Displaced Persons’ camp in Dikwa.
The Commander of the Borno State Command, Ona Ogilegwu, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Maiduguri on Sunday that one the suspects, a 48-year-old man, was arrested on February 27 in the camp.
Ogilegwu said other illicit substances, including cannabis sativa, rophenol and diazepam, were found on the drug peddler.
He said: “The criminal disguised himself as an officer of NDLEA in the IDPs camp in order to sell the illicit drugs.
“After surveillance by men of the command, we decided to buy the hard drugs from him to confirm that he was selling the drugs.
“We apprehended him as he thought we were coming to buy in large quantity.”
Ogilegwu said the command also arrested a 32-year-old man, who was similarly in possession of other hard drugs in the same IDPs camp.
He said: “I don’t know what is wrong with these people, but I will tell you that the level of drug intake among men and women in IDPs camps is beyond imagination.
“We have received several reports and we have sent our men to the 28 camps in the state to mop up all nefarious activities there.”