President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has insisted that drug barons are funding terrorism and banditry in Nigeria.
Lawan disclosed this when Buba Marwa, the Chairman of the Nationwide Drug Legislation Enforcement Company, paid him a go to on Thursday at his workplace in Abuja.
He defined that the proceeds of the unlawful drug commerce had been getting used to purchase arms and ammunition for terrorist teams like Boko Haram, in addition to bandits and kidnappers.
Lawan stated, “I consider that this company wants restructuring now that you simply’ve taken over.
“My private opinion is that NDLEA ought to be within the league of EFCC, ICPC, and subsequently, the form of assist that these two businesses I discussed obtain, you need to obtain one thing like that.
“So, the Nationwide Meeting will certainly work with you and can make sure that we do our greatest to provide the form of assist that’ll allow you correctly to discharge your mandate.
“Drug peddlers cross their medication – hashish, heroin, and probably even cocaine via Nigeria.
“We consider that this has to cease as a result of the proceeds of such actions fund terrorism, they fund banditry, you surprise how the bandits have RPGs and these large arms that they’ve.
“Undoubtedly, these are some acquisitions supplied by some barons, not the bandits themselves.”