The drug agency also seized 31 kilograms of dried weed from the dealers in Suleja area of the state.
Briefing journalists in Minna yesterday, Alhaji Abdullahi Abdul, the state commander of the agency, said that the suspects were arrested when his men raided five locations on Saturday.
He stated that “Thirty one kilogrammes of dried weeds suspected to be cannabis sativa and other psycho-active drugs were recovered from eight dealers arrested at these joints.”
The State Commander added that 22 suspected drug addicts were also picked up during the raid. One of the addicts was alleged to have been treated and discharged from the hospital.
Abdul added that his men invaded Yan Gwangwan by IBB Market, New Kwata by abattoir, Old Army Engineering Barracks, Kantoma and Old Minna Garage, all in Suleja, during which the arrest were made.
Two drug addicts and three officers sustained injuries during the raid. The agency vehicle was also vandalised by some suspects who ambushed the agency’s personnel after their escape.
“The raid of these joints was very important to NDLEA in order to arrest the dealers operating in these joints and dislodge them,” said Abdul.