The German government has donated two customized sniffer dog buses to the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to combat drug trafficking in the country.
The two Toyota Hiace buses donated by the German government, through the German Federal Criminal Police Agency (BKA), have 12 dog carriers installed worth N58 million and are expected to provide mobility of the NDLEA K9 unit.
Attending the event were the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl, Head of Lagos BKA Office, Mr. Herbert Maassen and a representative of the President and CEO of the agency, Brig . General Mohamed Buba Marwa (retired).
Speaking at the event at the NDLEA office at the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) premises in Lagos, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Lagos, Dr. Bernd von Muenchow-Pohl said that the German Foreign Office promotes security and the rule of law worldwide and the fight against drug-related crime in Nigeria remains one of its priority areas.
“This marks another small but important milestone for this project to boost the use of sniffer dogs here in Lagos, a project with a German contribution of around 5 million euros in total,” he said. declared.
On receiving the keys to the buses, the Chairman and CEO of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mohammed Buba Marwa, represented by the Director General of Operations and Investigations, Mr. Adeyemi Adeofe, said that the he canine unit of the NDLEA had appreciated the technical, logistical support and training aspects of the German government.