Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd), Chief Executive Officer of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), speaking at a meeting with critical stakeholders held in Lokoja stated that the major cause of insecurity in the Nation is drug abuse.
According to him, bandits, kidnappers and several many other persons were usually on drugs which has become the numer one problem in the Nation that needs to be tackled.
He also noted that the NDLEA was working majorly to fight against accessibility to drugs by seizing and destroying the intake of cannabis sativa.
He added that the NDLEA was equally committed to fighting the scourge of drug supply chain and to discourage the users of the drugs.
The NDLEA boss urged parents to be observant of their children and wards, also said religious leaders should use their platforms to preach against the dangers of drug intake and abuse.
Marwa who commended the initiative by state government to establish three rehabilitation centres in their states, assured that the NDLEA was also working towards establishing one per geo-political zone of the country.
He disclosed that the NDLEA was working towards the establishment of court to try persons involved in drug abuse, assured that it would soon come on board in the country.