The Osun State Command of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency said it has destroyed 16.8 hectares of cannabis farm located at Ikoyi in Isokan Local Government area of the state.
The state commandant of the NDLEA, Mr Samuel Egbeola disclosed this during an interview with journalists at the agency’s office in Osogbo.
Egbeola revealed that the cannabis farm was destroyed on the 26th of September following a tip-off from an intelligent source.
He said the agency equally seized 25kilograms of already harvested Cannabis found on the farm but because no one was found on the farm or it’s environs on the fateful day, no arrest made.
The NDLA boss however reassured the people of the state that the agency was always awake to its responsibilities in ensuring a drug free Osun state and therefore call on public to always provide the agency with information on illicit drug plantations, especially Cannabis plantations.
He said the agency would not relent in its fight against illicit drugs across the state.
“We are using this medium to appeal to the people of the state to always relate information on plantations, especially Cannabis plantations to the agency. Our office is at testing ground area in Osogbo and it is always open.
“Lets us work together in ensuring a drug free State of Osun. We express our gratitude to those who have been giving us information.
“We also use this medium to solicit for the support of the press. It is our mandate to get the State rid of illicit drugs and this could only be made possible with your support and cooperation.” Egbeola added.