'Igbo' Farm Goes Up In Flames In Osun
Federal authorities are promoting agriculture and farming, but there are surely crops or plants that must not be found growing anywhere within the nation.
One of such plants is Indian hemp.
A farmland that could take up to seven football fields, with Indian hemp flourishing on it was discovered in Osun State by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
It said it destroyed the 10-hectare Indian hemp farm at Area 5, Ife-South Local Government Area of Osun.
The State Commander of the agency, Egbeola Samuel, added that 19.3 kg of already harvested Indian hemp was also seized at the farm while one suspect was arrested.
"The command is set to destroy more Indian hemp farms," he said.
Mr Samuel also expressed gratitude to the state government for the support it rendered to the agency in carrying out its latest seizure.
The NDLEA boss also commended Remi Kolajo, the Chairman of the Task force on Eradication of Planting, Distribution and Usage of Cannabis Sativa and Psychotropic Substances, for his support.
Samuel said the NDLEA would not relent in its efforts to make Osun a drug-free state.