Lagos - The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has urged parents and guardians in Ebonyi State to bring children addicted to drugs for counseling by the agency. The call came amid commemorations of the annual United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
“Such abusers and addicts should be brought to our office for the care, treatment and rehabilitation that they need,” said Raph Igwenagu, the Commander of the NDLEA in Ebonyi State, said.
The recommendation followed the disclosure by the NDLEA in the state that it had arrested 85 suspects for drug related offences in the first half of the year, secured the conviction of 25 suspects and seized 55 kilogrammes of drugs from the culprits.
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Meanwhile, the State Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mathew Akinyosola, cautioned Nigerian youth against involvement in drug abuse in view of its damaging effect on the body and society.
“The law will always catch up with those involved in drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking,” Akinyosola added.
He spoke at the event themed, “Let’s Develop Our Lives; Our Communities, Our Identities without Drugs.”
- CAJ News