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Regional News of Friday, 8 January 2021


We will stop drug trafficking in Anambra – NDLEA

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has assured residents in Anambra State of its readiness to rid the State of drug traffickers this year.

Public Relations Officer for the NDLEA in Anambra, Charles Odigie, said this during a press briefing on Thursday in Awka.

According to him, plans are on the way to ensure the complete end to drug abuse and drug trafficking in the State.

“Anambra NDLEA is ever ready to seek and apprehend drug traffickers for legal prosecutions; we desire to get rid of traffickers in the state.

“We are willing to partner other state commands to ensure that trafficking drugs to other states through Anambra State would be nipped in the bud,” he said.

On the other hand, Mr Odigie mentioned that its agency has begun a sensitization programme on drug trafficking through the media to educate the communities.

“We desire to see people acknowledge the dangers of drug trafficking and abuses, we will continue in our efforts to sanitise the society of drug-related issues till huge success is achieved,” he said.

The PRO however expressed worry that despite the command’s efforts in curbing this menace, the drug peddlers have devised new strategies of moving illicit drugs through the state.

He therefore, called on other State Commands to join their fight to solve this problem.

“If this partnership is achieved, it will help the agency to stop the atrocious situations where some traffickers use the zone as a transit point for drugs to different parts of Nigeria.”

“Community participation will be a vital strategy to address the menace of drug abuse in communities and the state at large,” he added.

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