NDLEA TAKES ANTI DRUG TRAFFICKING SENSETIZATION TO FRSC AWKA
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it will rid Anambra State of illicit drugs if various community leaders in the state can collaborate with it.
The Commander of the Agency in the State, Mr. Sule Momodu, made this known while delivering a lecture in a programme organized by the Special Marshal Unit of the State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Headquarters in Awka.
He explained that Community Leaders could help to identify and expose those selling and circulating illicit drugs in their areas to reduce drastically the rate of drug abuse in the state.
Mr. Momodu, who stated that the fight against drugs was a collective responsibility, maintained that illicit drugs destroyed vital body organs including the brain, kidney, and liver.
The NDLEA Commander pointed out that any community that harboured peddlers of illicit drugs would attract criminals and miscreants to their areas, which would escalate insecurity including, armed robbery, kidnapping and rape that put communities under pressure.
In a remark, the State Coordinator of the Unit, Mr. Ben Osaka, lamented that children were being exposed and introduced to illicit drugs with dangerous consequences and urged the participants to use the knowledge gained in the discharge of their duties.