Nigerian authorities in Kaduna declare war against drug dealers
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Feb 23, Kaduna: In an effort to free Nigerian youth from associating with illegal drugs, Kaduna State North West part of the country Police Command has declared war against drug dealers and cartels across the state.
According to the command, it has become important for government to take such a drastic measures so as to free the future generation from dangerous drugs.
Reports has show that high number of youth that find themselves associating with dangerous drugs end up committing crimes such as rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and even getting involve in terrorism activities in the country.
In an interview with Oslo Times in his office, shortly after receiving a local Rehabilitation centre for drug addicts called " Nigas Rehabilitation and Skill Acquisition centre",Kaduna State Police Commissioner Umar Shahu warned that there would be no hiding place for illegal drugs dealers in the state.
" We must save our children from drug dealers, we must save the youths from drug addiction. We must make our society free from drugs like Indian hemp and Cocaine.We must save our future generation if we want to live in peace. These Drugs are harmful to our youths, to their lives and society. It's our responsibility to secure the society from dangerous drugs," he said.
The commissioner further explained that the command has identified about 48 dangerous centres within the city metropolis where these illegal drugs are sold.
He assured the citizens of the command commitment to protect lives and property of law abiding citizens of the state.
" Few weeks ago we succeeded in arresting and confiscating 36 bags of indian hemp and 34 bags of other dangerous drugs from their dealers in the state.
" We also arrested those selling such drugs to our youths and from now on we vowed to clear our streets and communities of drugs but we can only succeed with the support of our citizens," he said.
He commended the founder of Niggas Rehabilitation centre Malam Lawan Maduru for setting up the centre in order to assist the government in its fight against drug abuse in the country.
Malam Lawan Maduru in his remarks, expressed readiness to support the government achieve its goals of making Kaduna and Nigeria free of illegal drugs.He also expressed readiness to partner with the police and government to make Nigeria free of harmful drugs responsible for all the social vices in the country.
The Oslo Times