15m Nigerians Hooked on Hard Drugs– NDLEA Chairman

By Tapre Timine
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Buba Marwa, the chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), says at least fifteen million Nigerians are imprisoned by hard drugs.

According to Marwa, there is a drug scourge in every community.

The NDLEA chairman then solicited the support of the Nigerian Military School alumni to eradicate hard drugs in Nigeria.

Marwa made the call at the NMS 96 Ex-Boys Foundation’s dinner to commemorate their 20 years reunion on Sunday in Abuja.

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He said:

The drug scourge is biting hard with 15 million Nigerians. Not only is it destroying our families and our communities, (but) it is also, as we know, behind the criminality, insurgency, banditry and kidnappings. They all use drugs for getting into it.”

So we need all Nigerians and NMS ex-boys have to be at the forefront because, since I am there as the chairman, you are all there, and you have to take the fight personally.

“And the best form of effort that I would expect from you is to fight the drug demand and face the consumers because the consumers are the markets. As parents, I will like you to take your rightful spot and bring our children up properly

He then suggested the setting up of “a small committee called War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) and take full advantage of your pastors, imams, bishops, clergies, traditional institutions, NGOs, village committees and so on to chase this matter of drug abuse out of Nigeria.”

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