From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Jigawa state Command has seized 999.335 kgs of Narcotic and Psychotropic substance within one year.
The command also succeeded in arrest of 422 suspects in which 409 are male and the remaining 13 are females in the same year of 2023.
This was announced by the State commandant Mr Muazu Aliyu Dan Musa while briefing news men at state headquarters Dutse on Thursday.
The commandant who described this year’s theme as “People First Stop Stigma and Discrimination, Strengthen Prevention” against the drug addicts, urged general public to cooperate with NDLEA for better society.
According to him 94 drug addicts were convicted in the state, while 186 suspects were counselled as well as 15 client were rehabilitated.
“Four clients are presently undergoing rehabilitation in our centre here in Dutse.
“The command also embarked on War Against Drug Abuse (WADA) sensitization campaign at the motor parks, schools, tertiary institutions across the state as part of preventive measures against drug abuse and trafficking”, the Commandant concluded.
He then, seeks more support from both state government, sister agencies and media professional for moving the state forward.