The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Borno Command, said it had arrested two men for allegedly peddling cocaine in the Internally Displaced Personsâ€™ camp in Dikwa.
The Commander of the Borno Command, Mr Ona Ogilegwu, told NAN in Maiduguri on Sunday that one of the suspects, a 48-year-old man, was arrested on Feb. 27 in the camp.
He said that other illicit substances, including cannabis sativa, rophenol, and diazepam, were found on the drug peddler.
He said: â€œThe criminal disguised himself as an officer of NDLEA in the IDPs camp in order to sell the illicit drugs.
â€œAfter surveillance by men of the command, we decided to buy the hard drugs from him to confirm that he was selling the drugs.
â€œWe apprehended him as he taught we were coming to buy in large quantity.â€
Ogilegwu said that the command also arrested a 32-year-old man, who was similarly in possession of other hard drugs in the same IDPs camp.