The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) reported on Tuesday that it had detained 18,940 people for various drug-related offenses over the previous two years.
Mohammed Buba-Marwa, the agency’s chairman, made this statement in Yola while accepting an award from the Adamawa Honours Society in honor of his exceptional contribution to the country.
According to Buba-Marwa, the organization obtained 3,324 convictions, seized 5.4 kg of various controlled substances and narcotics, and treated 3,326 drug addicts during that time.
Drugs “do not discriminate against tribe, religion, or region,” he insisted, calling on parents, communities, and religious leaders to step up their campaigns to tame the threat.
He added that intended couples should be drug tested prior to marriage while also revealing that the organization had obtained drug and lie test kits.
“Drug tests will determine the innocence or otherwise of couples and save marital relationships from collapse due to drug abuse,” he said.
He insisted that the NDLEA is striving to reduce the supply and demand for drugs, emphasizing that doing so will considerably improve the effort to combat the trend.
Marwa, however, praised President Muhammadu Buhari for aiding the organization in the war on narcotics.
adding,” I also commend the Adamawa House of Assembly for enacting laws against drug-related offences”.
He expressed gratitude to the organizers for recognizing him as deserving of the prize and said it would inspire him to do more.
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