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General News of Thursday, 18 November 2021


We’re tackling drug abuse through arrests - Marwa

Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.) Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.)

The Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), has expressed concern over the ravaging effects of drug abuse on society, particularly in the area of violent crimes.

He stated this in Jos when he visited the Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, at the Government House, vowed to tackle the menace.

A statement by Lalong’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Macham Makut, on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, said Marwa pointed out that the menace of drug abuse was a nationwide problem that had fuelled violent crimes and insecurity in many parts of Nigeria, including Plateau State.

“Marwa said it was for this reason that the agency has not only stopped at seizure, arrest and prosecution of drug traffickers but also recommended compulsory tests for public office holders, intending couples and others in order to facilitate the rehabilitation and management of those who are already using drugs,” the statement reads in part.

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