The Niger State Police Command has arrested the leader of notorious India hemp dealers at Gwada in Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State, after several failed attempts.
Investigation revealed that the notorious gang leader simply identified as Sani was arrested by a Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Niger Police Command.
The arrest was made after the people of Gwada community cried out over the way and manner the gang’s operations in the area.
The gang had threatened many lives before now.
Consequently, the inhabitants of Gwada, according to report, were surprised when the news of the arrest got to them.
“We never believed the gang leader and his members could be arrested because of the way they operate. It was as if they were above the law or were certified by the security,” a community member told Channels Television’s correspondent.
The gang leader has been handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution, leaving Gwada town and environs free from public embarrassment and threats from the gang.
A Gwada resident, Mr Abdulkadir Yunusa, applauded the Nigeria Police Force in the state, led by the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Marafa, for that stride especially in their community.
He further requested for sustainable monitoring of the town to get rid of those who were operating in secret.
The arrest of the gang leader of the Indian hemp sellers, who sold their substances in an open market square in broad daylight at Gwada town, is considered historic.
The use of sophisticated weapons by the gang had made their arrest difficult in the past years.