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NDLEA solicit support to tackle drug abuse

The new Commandant of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency for Kebbi state, Isa Likita, has solicited for the co-operation and assistance the state Government in the task of eliminating the menace of dangerous drugs among the people.

The new Commandant stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to Kebbi state Governor Senator Atiku Bagudu.

He added that, such supportive disposition was highly desirable in view of the location of Kebbi state sharing a common border with Benin Republic.

The Commandant attributed that, the United Nations has identified the Republic of Benin as the drug hub of West Africa.

Mr Likita, urged the State Government to embark on collaborative efforts with the NDLEA to stop the influx of drugs into the state through border towns such as Bagudo, Lolo, Dole-kaina and Kamba.

Responding Governor Atiku Bagudu, expressed satisfaction with the performances of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to rid the nation of illicit drugs and intoxicants.

Governor Bagudu, said that his administration has placed premium on fighting the scourge of drugs in the society.

The Governor emphasized the necessity for involving communities in the struggle to eliminate dangerous drugs in the society.

He said, drugs have been identified as the major sources of motivation for insurgents, bandits, terrorists and other criminals inflicting havoc and bloodshed in the country.

He expressed confidence about the capability of the new Kebbi State Commandant of the Agency, Isa Likita Muhammad, to perform creditably.

Reporting by Abdullahi Tukur, Editing by Omotola Oguneye