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  • Updated: March 01, 2024

Drug abuse major driver of insecurity in Nigeria— Marwa

Drug abuse major driver of insecurity in Nigeria— Marwa

Retired Bri-Gen. Bubs Marwa, the Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has revealed that drug abuse among Nigerians is the main driver of insecurity in the country.

He made this known during the sensitisation and advocacy programme for women and youths in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Friday in Abuja.

The NDLEA boss was represented by Director, Drug Demand Reduction, Assistant Commandant General of Narcotics (ACGN) Dr Ngozi Madubuike.

According to him, the involvement of women and youths in drug abuse had taken a frightening dimension in Nigeria adding that drug users now included young people, females and those living in rural areas.

He also said that the problem of drug use among the youth is the problem of everyone which he said included the parents, the school, the general public and the youth themselves.

According to him, the youth were the engine room of every society irrespective of tradition, culture and religion; the youth are vibrant, adventurous, energetic and brilliant.

“Youth exhibit attitude both for the development of the society and at the same time for the creation of problems in the society.

“Drug abuse leads to criminal offenses and this fuel insecurity such as armed robbery, murder, kidnapping, banditry among others.

“This also leads to burglary and sex work. Evidences shows that young people use drugs for various reasons which include to relax, experimental/curiosity, to enhance performance among others, “he said.

Marwa called on youths to shun drug abuse adding that it was harmful to health and had the potential to destroy their future.

 

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