The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), FCT command says it is poised to curb drug abuse and trafficking among youths in the territory through “Surprise Raiding Strategy” (SRS).
Mr Peter Adegbe, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja.
He said the command would achieve the goal by ensuring that the demand and supply of both cocaine and cannabis sativa are reduced to the barest minimum.
“Once people, especially the youths, are well informed about the dangers of drug abuse, the demand will drastically reduce and this will affect the supply.
“The command has chosen to tackle the menace of drug abuse and ridding the territory with this new strategy,” he said.
The spokesman said that the menace of drug abuse had become a global concern as citizens particularly young people in several countries were engaged in the act.
“It is disheartening that children at tender age already have problem using drugs.
“There should be deliberate and sustained efforts at educating the younger generation on drug prevention,’’ Adegbe said.
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