National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has dragged 40 suspects to court over drug offences and secured the conviction of 10 drug barons in Sokoto State from January to September 2015.
Commander of the NDLEA, Mr. Mohammad Musiba’u Idris made this disclosure while addressing journalists in his office in the state.
Mr. Muhammad Musiba’u also disclosed that over 968.265kg of Cannabis sativa were seized from January to date.
He said, already, the Command has declared war on drug abuse and other related offenses, adding that his men were working tirelessly in order to curb the menace of drugs in Sokoto and the country at large.
He pleaded with other security operatives to join hands with his command in other to curb the high rate of cough-syrup intake by the youths. According to Idris, the rate at which the youths consumed cough and other syrups in the state is alarming.
“They take advantage of social joints in the capital city to embark on the dubious acts”, he lamented, adding: “We are seriously working on strategies aimed at ensuring that Sokoto is among states of the federation with low rate of drug abuse.”
According to him, when the level of drugs taken is high definitely crime will be high and if it is reduced to the barest minimum, then crime would also be reduced to the barest minimum.”
Musiba’u used the opportunity to take journalists round the new rehabilitation centre constructed by the state government.
According to him over, 50 suspects have so far been rehabilitated and counseled in the centre from inception and discharged.

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