Nigeria Drug War: States with Highest Abuse, Seizures in 2018 Revealed

Edo State in the South-South, Kano State in North West and Plateau State in North Central Nigeria are leading in drug seizures and arrests statistics by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


According to Economic Confidential, a publication of PRNigeria, out of 100,253 kilograms seized from ten states, Edo state is leading in the number of seizures in Marijuana also known as Cannabis with a total of 42, 203 kilograms.

Ondo state, South West Nigeria, grabs the second position in marijuana seizures with a total of 26,044 kilograms, followed by Oyo state in third position with 6,450 kilograms, Seme Lagos with 6,009 kilograms in fourth position. Lagos gets fifth position with 3,904kg, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the sixth position with 3,736kg.

Other states are Kwara, North Central Nigeria in the seventh position in marijuana seizures with 3,660kg, Delta state, 3,133kg in the eighth position, Ogun state with 2,988kg in the ninth position and the tenth position went to Kano state with 2,126kg.

Kano state is number one position in Tramadol seizures with 6,071kg out of a total 20,940kg seized by the NDLEA among ten states compared. This is closely followed by the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos with 5,004kg and the city of Lagos grabs the third position with 2,042kg.

Data from the NDLEA indicate that plateau has the fourth position in Tramadol seizures with 1,737kg, Adamawa is fifth with 1,500kg, Kebbi ranks sixth with 1,339kg and Sokoto is seventh with 1,267kg.

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