Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa (rtd) has expressed regret that the drugs abuse situation in the country is so bad that criminal elements especially kidnappers and armed bandits now ask for payment of ransoms in drugs.
Consequently, he warned that unless the nation gets to the root cause of the menace, we will only be scorching at the surface as the criminalities will continue to flourish.
Gen Marwa made this known in Abuja at the inauguration of the Special Purpose Committee of the NDLEA comprising 33 members and observers Dawn from the Academia, Civil Society Practitioners in Drugs Rehabilitation, Medical Professionals, Youth, Women Groups, Religious Bodies and Public Advocacy Groups among others.
He said, “The use of drugs in Nigeria is getting to epidemic proportions with about 15 million approximately, nearly thrice the global prevalence.
Source: Vanguard Newspaper