The Commander of the Ondo State National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Mohammed Sokoto, has said that no fewer than 11,000 hectares of cannabis farmland also known as Indian hemp had been destroyed in the state.
The NDLEA boss, who stated this while speaking with journalists in Akure, the state capital, said the command made the destruction between 2015 and 2018.
According to him, if such amount of farmland was not destroyed, it would have produced about one million kilograms of cannabis, which would be a danger to the peace of the state.
Sokoto also disclosed that no fewer than 80 drug offenders were apprehended by the men of the agency during the period under review.
He stated further that the culprits were currently facing prosecution in court.
He said, "In the area of cannabis farm destruction which is one of the enforcement we are doing, we have destroyed over 11,000 hectares of cannabis farms between 2015 and 2018.
"Also, about 80 drug offenders were apprehended and are in for jail term.
"We have discovered 10 forest reserves where cannabis is being cultivated in Ondo State and action would be taken in this regard in due course."