Buba Marwa

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Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation, ” External link

pulse Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “5,579 drug users were counselled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts,” External link

punchng Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As of October 15, the Agency has recorded the following:9, 355 arrested traffickers, including six drug barons; over 5,000 drug offenses cases filed in court; over N100 billion worth of drugs and cash recovered; more than 2.7 million kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized in 10 months.5,579 drug users were counseled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Murtala Mohammed International Airport remains the epicentre of the spectacular seizures, including what stands today as the singular biggest seizure from an individual in 15 years, which was 26.840kg of cocaine smuggled from Brazil in January; 24.05 kg of heroin in April; 27.95 kg of cocaine in May, and 26.15kg of heroin in May,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As of October 15, the Agency has recorded the following: 9, 355 arrested traffickers, including six drug barons, Over 5,000 drug offences cases filed in court, over N100 billion worth of drugs and cash recovered, more than 2.7 million kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized in 10 months, 5,579 drug users were counselled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa says : “We did that at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),” External link

pulse Monday, October 18, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "Nigeria will remain undaunted in adopting dynamic strategies to counter new approaches adopted by organized criminals, in order to make drug trafficking unattractive while ensuring forfeiture of the criminally derived assets, a tested and powerful deterrent to the proliferation of drug crimes and criminalities" External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "All our international partners, who in the spirit of shared responsibility, deserve to be appreciated for their great support through technical assistance, information and intelligence sharing, capacity building and training specifically in the area of countering the use of information and communication technology for criminal purposes, which has given great boost to our counter narcotic strategies" External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Nigeria is happy to report that the EU funded, UNODC sponsored Cannabis Cultivation Survey is expected to bring to the fore the full extent of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria and make it easier to target measures to contain this perennial menace,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “At the same time, it is equally important to make our message unmistakably clear to those involved in the trafficking of illicit substances; the cartels, barons and traffickers, that it is time for them quit or face a tough consequence,” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 21, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I had the honour to address the Governors forum virtually sometime ago and most definitely the Governor of Ondo brought this matter,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, June 21, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “And if you look at the world’s Cannabis report 2019 it is not 10.6m it is actually 20 million Nigerians. Nigeria is the country with the highest population of people using this drug,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, June 21, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "That informed the strategic decision, among others, to institute a bi-monthly assessment of Best Performing Command Award to motivate our officers and men," External link

pulse Monday, May 31, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “The nation will miss Gen. Attahiru and the other gallant officers who died in active service,” External link

punchng Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “To dissuade the perpetrators of this anomaly including financial institutions who act as enablers, state parties should ensure that illicit financial flows, when tracked, do not remain in the custody of enabling financial institutions but should be transferred into escrow account, preferably in development banks pending return to countries of origin. In this regard, we call for the implementation of the recommendations of the FACTI panel in support of asset recovery and the agenda 2030 for sustainable development,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This arrest is yet another message and red alert to those still in this criminal trade whether as barons or traffickers that they will soon enter the dragnet of the Agency, daily being spread across the country, if they fail to back out especially now that we are moving all out for the barons and the big cartels while we continue to reign in the traffickers” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, May 14, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “What we are doing now is to reposition the NDLEA to be able to effectively take on the drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country. We have to target the cartels and not only the traffickers; we have to put more bite” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I’m particularly impressed with the speed with which the officers of our FCT Command disrupted the online drug trafficking cartel that has been ravaging the nation’s capital for over three years and I must commend them and their counterparts in Ondo and Rivers for their recent feats” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I’m particularly impressed with the speed with which the officers of our FCT Command disrupted the online drug trafficking cartel that has been ravaging the nation’s capital for over three years and I must commend them and their counterparts in Ondo and Rivers for their recent feats” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa charged : “We must now go beyond seizures and arrests, and dismantle the cartels because there are cartels behind each of the drugs, be it cocaine, heroin, tramadol or cannabis, there are cartels behind each of these drugs and we must identify them and rein them in. That is the next phase of this war as we continue with our maxim of offensive action,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in the FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we will continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

punchng Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “No doubt, the volume that has been seized in these two operations is less the kilogramme meant for our towns and communities. I, therefore, urge our officers and men across all the commands all over the country to continue to smoke out all the elements involved in this criminal trade of their hiding places,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “No doubt, the volume that has been seized in these two operations is less the kilogramme meant for our towns and communities. I, therefore, urge our officers and men across all the commands all over the country to continue to smoke out all the elements involved in this criminal trade of their hiding places,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drugged cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant, while monitoring what their children and wards bring home from school or consume as snacks,” External link

punchng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snacks,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “This is because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “These figures are less than what could have been on the streets destroying the lives of innocent youths, our women and men. With the support of your office and those of your agencies, we’ll be able to save millions of Nigerians from being afflicted with the menace of drug abuse,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Nigeria calls for robust international cooperation to address the links between drug trafficking and terrorism, illicit financial flows, smuggling of migrants and other forms of organised crime. We underscore the importance of technical assistance by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which has greatly assisted practitioners of beneficiary countries and positively impacted global efforts to counter and address the world drug problem, and urge for their continuation,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Even in the forests where some are hiding to cultivate and process cannabis sativa. We must disrupt their illicit trade and dismantle their cartels,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 9, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Wherever the criminal elements go to export or import illicit drugs through our borders, they will surely have the new NDLEA to contend with,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We have made a commitment that the criminal elements will always have us to contend with in their illicit trade and that is why we must not rest on our oars, we must continue to raise the bar in our drug supply reduction activities and drug demand reduction efforts,” External link

dailytrust Friday, April 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We have made a commitment that the criminal elements will always have us to contend with in their illicit trade and that is why we must not rest on our oars, we must continue to raise the bar in our drug supply reduction activities and drug demand reduction efforts,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We cannot be asking others to undergo drug test without submitting ourselves for the same. Coming out clean and negative gives us the moral authority to conduct the test on others. The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise,” External link

dailytrust Monday, March 29, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I ask all our men and officers involved in the various overt and covert operations across the country to continue with the ongoing offensive action until we chase the criminal elements out of their illicit and damaging trades,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I ask all our men and officers involved in the various overt and covert operations across the country to continue with the ongoing offensive action until we chase the criminal elements out of their illicit and damaging trade,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “No doubt, the Nigeria Immigration Service database will be of immense use to us in NDLEA in our efforts to track drug barons and traffickers wherever they may be hiding across the world and we’ll take advantage of the new technology deployed by the NIS now that the NDLEA is on top of its game,” External link

dailytrust Monday, March 22, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This will be the beginning of reducing drug usage and prevailing economic effects on the nation,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 19, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Running for public offices is a big responsibility. You should not be in this important assignment for the public and your head is filled up because of drugs,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “If access to drugs is prevented, crimes can be reduced by 50 per cent in the country,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : ”It would have been worse but you picked it up with both hands and dealt with it; now, we are all benefitting. We are grateful for this foresight,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This has really enhanced sales of illicit drugs in the state,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “It is only through the combined efforts of all the officers that the agency can win the fight against drugs,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him or her,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search, respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect,” “Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him or her” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 7, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “A suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. leg chains and handcuffs may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant, such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her” External link

dailypost Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “When NDLEA officials are given peanut, there is a temptation to compromise with the people that they are supposed to be going after,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The committee being inaugurated today is the first step in involving our society in this fight. With your membership coming entirely from outside the agency, you will serve as our Think Tank. You will be involved in public policy discourse on drugs with us in the NDLEA, you will help us with advice and suggestions and may even participate in the implementation of some of your own suggestions if the situation warrants,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 26, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “There has to be unity of purpose and collaboration to contain the menace,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The task ahead of us is daunting. But we need to tackle it aggressively. We need to rescue our younger ones including women and children who are most vulnerable” “According to the statistics at our disposal, the North East is not any less affected by the drug menace. In fact, the Zone is the 4th worst affected zone in the country. We all need to work together to change the narrative,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “He was always at our events and ever willing to give advice and support at all times,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa noted : “I am particularly delighted by your promise to cleanse our campuses of drugs. Your buying into our drug testing among students is equally encouraging,” External link

saharareporters Friday, January 29, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “On behalf of the officers and men of the NDLEA, I like to commend you for your visit which is remarkable, coming just two weeks of my assumption of office. This speaks volumes to the agency” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Your buying into our drug testing among students is equally encouraging,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “To the unbending drug crime perpetrators, I would like to let them know also that the game is up! It is high time they embraced another trade. The Federal Government Policy on Agriculture is a window for them to leverage on. In this war, we will be fair but we will be firm,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I have heard your cries, I have seen your tears. I will like to send you to the rest of your staff, that it is a new dawn. Things must change,” External link

leadership Monday, January 25, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As the lead agency in the drug war in Nigeria, you are all too familiar with the extent of devastation that drug use had caused our nation,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, January 18, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT



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Femi Babafemi said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “While commending the Commanders, officers and men of both Kwara and Delta state Commands for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said the development would in no small measure reduce the availability of illicit substances available to bandits and other criminal elements who take them as enhancers of their evil enterprise. He charged them to remain vigilant and continue to acquaint themselves with the latest disingenuous modes of concealment and transportation of illicit drugs by defiant traffickers,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Femi Babafemi said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “While commending the Commanders, officers and men of both Kwara and Delta state Commands for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd) said the development would in no small measure reduce the availability of illicit substances available to bandits and other criminal elements who take them as enhancers of their evil enterprise. He charged them to remain vigilant and continue to acquaint themselves with the latest disingenuous modes of concealment and transportation of illicit drugs by defiant traffickers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Femi Babafemi added ( about Buba Marwa ) : “The test results already released by the medical team showed that Gen. Marwa returned negative along with the Secretary to the agency, Barrister Shadrack Haruna, and other directors at the national headquarters of the NDLEA” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mary Beth Leonard said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “We also like to know your priority, present and future direction of the agency under your leadership. We have a long history of relationship. It was great to come see him (Marwa), to get his assessment of the situation on ground and know how to move the relationship forward,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mary Beth Leonard added ( about Buba Marwa ) : “We have a long history of relationship. It was great to come see him (Marwa), to get his assessment of the situation on ground and know how to move the relationship forward,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

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Buba Marwa

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Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:28:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:16:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The document, like a field manual, provides synergy among our counsellors and further boosts our capability at treatment and rehabilitation, ” External link

pulse Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “5,579 drug users were counselled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts,” External link

punchng Thursday, October 21, 2021 8:52:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As of October 15, the Agency has recorded the following:9, 355 arrested traffickers, including six drug barons; over 5,000 drug offenses cases filed in court; over N100 billion worth of drugs and cash recovered; more than 2.7 million kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized in 10 months.5,579 drug users were counseled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:23:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Murtala Mohammed International Airport remains the epicentre of the spectacular seizures, including what stands today as the singular biggest seizure from an individual in 15 years, which was 26.840kg of cocaine smuggled from Brazil in January; 24.05 kg of heroin in April; 27.95 kg of cocaine in May, and 26.15kg of heroin in May,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As of October 15, the Agency has recorded the following: 9, 355 arrested traffickers, including six drug barons, Over 5,000 drug offences cases filed in court, over N100 billion worth of drugs and cash recovered, more than 2.7 million kilograms of assorted illicit drugs were seized in 10 months, 5,579 drug users were counselled and rehabilitated by NDLEA, a figure that gives a fair balance between our drug control and drug demand efforts,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, October 21, 2021 7:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa says : “We did that at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC),” External link

pulse Monday, October 18, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "Nigeria will remain undaunted in adopting dynamic strategies to counter new approaches adopted by organized criminals, in order to make drug trafficking unattractive while ensuring forfeiture of the criminally derived assets, a tested and powerful deterrent to the proliferation of drug crimes and criminalities" External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "All our international partners, who in the spirit of shared responsibility, deserve to be appreciated for their great support through technical assistance, information and intelligence sharing, capacity building and training specifically in the area of countering the use of information and communication technology for criminal purposes, which has given great boost to our counter narcotic strategies" External link

allafrica Wednesday, October 13, 2021 12:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Nigeria is happy to report that the EU funded, UNODC sponsored Cannabis Cultivation Survey is expected to bring to the fore the full extent of cannabis cultivation in Nigeria and make it easier to target measures to contain this perennial menace,” External link

punchng Wednesday, October 13, 2021 8:41:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “At the same time, it is equally important to make our message unmistakably clear to those involved in the trafficking of illicit substances; the cartels, barons and traffickers, that it is time for them quit or face a tough consequence,” External link

dailytrust Monday, June 21, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I had the honour to address the Governors forum virtually sometime ago and most definitely the Governor of Ondo brought this matter,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, June 21, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “And if you look at the world’s Cannabis report 2019 it is not 10.6m it is actually 20 million Nigerians. Nigeria is the country with the highest population of people using this drug,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, June 21, 2021 5:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : "That informed the strategic decision, among others, to institute a bi-monthly assessment of Best Performing Command Award to motivate our officers and men," External link

pulse Monday, May 31, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “The nation will miss Gen. Attahiru and the other gallant officers who died in active service,” External link

punchng Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:32:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “To dissuade the perpetrators of this anomaly including financial institutions who act as enablers, state parties should ensure that illicit financial flows, when tracked, do not remain in the custody of enabling financial institutions but should be transferred into escrow account, preferably in development banks pending return to countries of origin. In this regard, we call for the implementation of the recommendations of the FACTI panel in support of asset recovery and the agenda 2030 for sustainable development,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, May 21, 2021 4:30:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This arrest is yet another message and red alert to those still in this criminal trade whether as barons or traffickers that they will soon enter the dragnet of the Agency, daily being spread across the country, if they fail to back out especially now that we are moving all out for the barons and the big cartels while we continue to reign in the traffickers” External link

onlinenigeria Friday, May 14, 2021 7:26:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “What we are doing now is to reposition the NDLEA to be able to effectively take on the drug cartels and syndicates operating in any part of the country. We have to target the cartels and not only the traffickers; we have to put more bite” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, May 12, 2021 7:43:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I’m particularly impressed with the speed with which the officers of our FCT Command disrupted the online drug trafficking cartel that has been ravaging the nation’s capital for over three years and I must commend them and their counterparts in Ondo and Rivers for their recent feats” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, May 9, 2021 8:38:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I’m particularly impressed with the speed with which the officers of our FCT Command disrupted the online drug trafficking cartel that has been ravaging the nation’s capital for over three years and I must commend them and their counterparts in Ondo and Rivers for their recent feats” External link

vanguardngr Sunday, May 9, 2021 4:25:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa charged : “We must now go beyond seizures and arrests, and dismantle the cartels because there are cartels behind each of the drugs, be it cocaine, heroin, tramadol or cannabis, there are cartels behind each of these drugs and we must identify them and rein them in. That is the next phase of this war as we continue with our maxim of offensive action,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, May 6, 2021 7:48:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

dailytimes-NG Thursday, April 29, 2021 9:16:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:52:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we’ll continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, April 29, 2021 8:42:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said ( about Kogi State ) : “These seizures and arrests in the FCT and Kogi point to the fact that we will continue to disrupt and dismantle the drug supply networks of these unconscionable elements and deny them the benefit of their illegal trade,” External link

punchng Thursday, April 29, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “No doubt, the volume that has been seized in these two operations is less the kilogramme meant for our towns and communities. I, therefore, urge our officers and men across all the commands all over the country to continue to smoke out all the elements involved in this criminal trade of their hiding places,” External link

ngrguardiannews Thursday, April 22, 2021 2:41:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “No doubt, the volume that has been seized in these two operations is less the kilogramme meant for our towns and communities. I, therefore, urge our officers and men across all the commands all over the country to continue to smoke out all the elements involved in this criminal trade of their hiding places,” External link

guardian-ng Thursday, April 22, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drugged cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant, while monitoring what their children and wards bring home from school or consume as snacks,” External link

punchng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snacks,” External link

guardian-ng Wednesday, April 21, 2021 7:54:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack” External link

vanguardngr Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:27:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack” External link

dailytimes-NG Tuesday, April 20, 2021 3:15:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I wish to draw the attention of parents to this new devious strategy to get children addicted to drug cookies and to urge them to remain vigilant while monitoring what their wards bring home from school or consume as snack,” External link

ngrguardiannews Tuesday, April 20, 2021 2:13:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths” External link

nigerianobservernews Monday, April 19, 2021 7:38:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “This is because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths,” External link

premiumtimesng Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:05:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa stated : “While I commend the officers and men of our MMIA Command, let me again warn unrepentant barons and traffickers that the game is up for them because we’ll continue to disrupt their criminal trade as part of efforts to secure our country and protect the future of our youths,” External link

dailytimes-NG Sunday, April 18, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “These figures are less than what could have been on the streets destroying the lives of innocent youths, our women and men. With the support of your office and those of your agencies, we’ll be able to save millions of Nigerians from being afflicted with the menace of drug abuse,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, April 18, 2021 9:54:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Nigeria calls for robust international cooperation to address the links between drug trafficking and terrorism, illicit financial flows, smuggling of migrants and other forms of organised crime. We underscore the importance of technical assistance by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), which has greatly assisted practitioners of beneficiary countries and positively impacted global efforts to counter and address the world drug problem, and urge for their continuation,” External link

thenationonlineng Tuesday, April 13, 2021 8:44:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Even in the forests where some are hiding to cultivate and process cannabis sativa. We must disrupt their illicit trade and dismantle their cartels,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, April 9, 2021 5:31:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Wherever the criminal elements go to export or import illicit drugs through our borders, they will surely have the new NDLEA to contend with,” External link

leadership Sunday, April 4, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We have made a commitment that the criminal elements will always have us to contend with in their illicit trade and that is why we must not rest on our oars, we must continue to raise the bar in our drug supply reduction activities and drug demand reduction efforts,” External link

dailytrust Friday, April 2, 2021 5:00:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We have made a commitment that the criminal elements will always have us to contend with in their illicit trade and that is why we must not rest on our oars, we must continue to raise the bar in our drug supply reduction activities and drug demand reduction efforts,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, April 1, 2021 4:00:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “We cannot be asking others to undergo drug test without submitting ourselves for the same. Coming out clean and negative gives us the moral authority to conduct the test on others. The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The essence of also taking everyone by surprise and inviting external medical personnel to conduct the test is to further strengthen the validity of the exercise,” External link

dailytrust Monday, March 29, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I ask all our men and officers involved in the various overt and covert operations across the country to continue with the ongoing offensive action until we chase the criminal elements out of their illicit and damaging trades,” External link

ngrguardiannews Wednesday, March 24, 2021 8:10:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I ask all our men and officers involved in the various overt and covert operations across the country to continue with the ongoing offensive action until we chase the criminal elements out of their illicit and damaging trade,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, March 23, 2021 6:56:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “No doubt, the Nigeria Immigration Service database will be of immense use to us in NDLEA in our efforts to track drug barons and traffickers wherever they may be hiding across the world and we’ll take advantage of the new technology deployed by the NIS now that the NDLEA is on top of its game,” External link

dailytrust Monday, March 22, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This will be the beginning of reducing drug usage and prevailing economic effects on the nation,” External link

thenationonlineng Friday, March 19, 2021 6:39:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Running for public offices is a big responsibility. You should not be in this important assignment for the public and your head is filled up because of drugs,” External link

onlinenigeria Thursday, March 18, 2021 8:10:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “If access to drugs is prevented, crimes can be reduced by 50 per cent in the country,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:48:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : ”It would have been worse but you picked it up with both hands and dealt with it; now, we are all benefitting. We are grateful for this foresight,” External link

premiumtimesng Thursday, March 18, 2021 11:11:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “This has really enhanced sales of illicit drugs in the state,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “It is only through the combined efforts of all the officers that the agency can win the fight against drugs,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:03:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 13, 2021 12:22:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Sunday, March 7, 2021 12:34:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him or her,” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:46:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search, respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect,” “Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him or her” External link

onlinenigeria Sunday, March 7, 2021 2:42:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “A suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. leg chains and handcuffs may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant, such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her” External link

dailypost Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:54:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The Agency and its personnel shall in the course of arrest and search respect the dignity of the human person of the suspect. Accordingly, a suspect shall not in any way be ill-treated. Leg chain and handcuff may only be used where the person is violent and/or resistant to arrest such that reasonable force is required to restrain him/her,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, March 6, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “When NDLEA officials are given peanut, there is a temptation to compromise with the people that they are supposed to be going after,” External link

dailytrust Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:08:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The committee being inaugurated today is the first step in involving our society in this fight. With your membership coming entirely from outside the agency, you will serve as our Think Tank. You will be involved in public policy discourse on drugs with us in the NDLEA, you will help us with advice and suggestions and may even participate in the implementation of some of your own suggestions if the situation warrants,” External link

guardian-ng Friday, February 26, 2021 6:52:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa added : “There has to be unity of purpose and collaboration to contain the menace,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:02:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “The task ahead of us is daunting. But we need to tackle it aggressively. We need to rescue our younger ones including women and children who are most vulnerable” “According to the statistics at our disposal, the North East is not any less affected by the drug menace. In fact, the Zone is the 4th worst affected zone in the country. We all need to work together to change the narrative,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 13, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “He was always at our events and ever willing to give advice and support at all times,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, February 13, 2021 4:44:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa noted : “I am particularly delighted by your promise to cleanse our campuses of drugs. Your buying into our drug testing among students is equally encouraging,” External link

saharareporters Friday, January 29, 2021 12:37:00 AM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “On behalf of the officers and men of the NDLEA, I like to commend you for your visit which is remarkable, coming just two weeks of my assumption of office. This speaks volumes to the agency” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “Your buying into our drug testing among students is equally encouraging,” External link

dailytrust Wednesday, January 27, 2021 11:27:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “To the unbending drug crime perpetrators, I would like to let them know also that the game is up! It is high time they embraced another trade. The Federal Government Policy on Agriculture is a window for them to leverage on. In this war, we will be fair but we will be firm,” External link

dailytrust Tuesday, January 26, 2021 9:07:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “I have heard your cries, I have seen your tears. I will like to send you to the rest of your staff, that it is a new dawn. Things must change,” External link

leadership Monday, January 25, 2021 6:22:00 PM EAT

Buba Marwa said : “As the lead agency in the drug war in Nigeria, you are all too familiar with the extent of devastation that drug use had caused our nation,” External link

guardian-ng Monday, January 18, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT



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Femi Babafemi said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “While commending the Commanders, officers and men of both Kwara and Delta state Commands for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) said the development would in no small measure reduce the availability of illicit substances available to bandits and other criminal elements who take them as enhancers of their evil enterprise. He charged them to remain vigilant and continue to acquaint themselves with the latest disingenuous modes of concealment and transportation of illicit drugs by defiant traffickers,” External link

thenationonlineng Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:44:00 AM EAT

Femi Babafemi said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “While commending the Commanders, officers and men of both Kwara and Delta state Commands for the arrests and seizures, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (rtd) said the development would in no small measure reduce the availability of illicit substances available to bandits and other criminal elements who take them as enhancers of their evil enterprise. He charged them to remain vigilant and continue to acquaint themselves with the latest disingenuous modes of concealment and transportation of illicit drugs by defiant traffickers,” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, June 9, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Femi Babafemi added ( about Buba Marwa ) : “The test results already released by the medical team showed that Gen. Marwa returned negative along with the Secretary to the agency, Barrister Shadrack Haruna, and other directors at the national headquarters of the NDLEA” External link

thenationonlineng Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:03:00 AM EAT

Mary Beth Leonard said ( about Buba Marwa ) : “We also like to know your priority, present and future direction of the agency under your leadership. We have a long history of relationship. It was great to come see him (Marwa), to get his assessment of the situation on ground and know how to move the relationship forward,” External link

thenationonlineng Saturday, January 30, 2021 7:31:00 AM EAT

Mary Beth Leonard added ( about Buba Marwa ) : “We have a long history of relationship. It was great to come see him (Marwa), to get his assessment of the situation on ground and know how to move the relationship forward,” External link

vanguardngr Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:15:00 PM EAT