- Youths in Adamawa have been reported by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to have turned to human urine, dry plantain leaves and burnt tyres as substances for intoxication
- The NDLEA said that because suspects involved in the act use motorcycles to sell the substances, arresting them is very difficult
- Yakubu Kibo, the command of the agency in the state called for joint effort of the public to curb the crime
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) command in Adamawa has cried out over some youths in the state who now use human urine for intoxication.
NDLEA's commander in Katsina state, Maryam Sani, had said that suspected drug dealers no longer stay in the shops, but use their motorcycles and cars to sell drug, making it difficult for the command to arrest them, Vanguard reports.
Moreover, the Adamawa state commander of the agency, Yakubu Kibo, speaking in Yola, said other new items abused include dry pawpaw leaves, dry plantain leaves, burnt tyres, as well as a solution made from candies and beverages.
Kibo said: “It is important for parents to know and pay attention to the recently discovered substances of abuse like dry paw paw leaves, tom tom in lacasera drink, 10 days old human urine, methylated, spirit in coke drink, dry plantain leaves, burnt tyres among others.”
Kibo appealed for joint effort to create a drug free society. He said: “For the drug war to be successful, the supply and demand reduction must go hand in hand.
“To that effect, since January, the Adamawa Command has seized 2,742.358 kg of assorted illicit drug.” Katsina state commander, Maryam Sani, raising alarm over new method devised by suspects to outwit the agency, remarked: "The suspects have gone mobile, with the sellers not stationed in a place or shop.
“They now use their motorcycles and cars to sell the illicit drug which now make it difficult to apprehend them. But we would not relent as they are devising other means we would also be coming up with strategies to ensure that the menace is reduced to the barest minimum.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that NDLEA on Monday, June 25, said Nigeria might face a drug abuse epidemic due to increasing influx of Tramadol into the country.
Garba Ahmadu, the NDLEA commander, Murtala Muhammed Airport command, gave the warning at an event to mark the "UN International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” in Lagos.
Ahmadu said that the quantity of Tramadol coming into the country was of high volume because traffickers were bringing a lot of it, apart from other pills such as Methamphetamine and Ephedrine.
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