Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Ebonyi parents to bring addicted youngsters for counseling

29 June 2015, 10:05Okoro Chinedu

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.

Also Read: NDLEA arrests 85 suspects, seizes 55kg drugs in Ebonyi

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


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...