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NAPTIP. NDLEA to strengthen partnership in fight against drug abuse — Official

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NAPTIP. NDLEA to strengthen partnership in fight against drug abuse — Official

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has said it will strengthen its partnership with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) in the fight against use of illicit drugs.

The  Lagos Zonal Commander of NAPTIP, Mrs Comfort Agboko, said this on Monday, at an enlightenment programme the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria ( CRAN) organised for secondary school students in Lagos.

It was organised to commemorate 2023 International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking.

The Voice Media Trust (VMT NEWS) reports that the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked on June 26 every year.

It is to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse

The theme of the 2023 international Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking is “People first:, stop stigma and discrimination, strengthen prevention”.

Agboko said the agency would support NDLEA in the fight because trafficked persons are made to consume illicit drugs before being exploited.

She urged the students not to compromise their integrity or allow themselves to be dragged into consumption or trafficking of illicit drugs.

The Commander listed  problems from illicit drug consumption as kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, pick-pocketing, among others.

The Narcotic Commander of NDLEA in Lagos, Mr Isa Adoro, said that under his watch, drug peddlers or users would not sleep with their two eyes closed.

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He said that his men were fully prepared to wage war against illicit drugs in the state and would strive hard to protect the residents , especially the young ones ..

Adoro, who was represented by Superintendent of Narcotic, Mrs Fatima Dauda, urged parents to monitor their wards effectively.

He named used hard drugs as skunk, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, among others..

Mr Kayode Fakorede, a student of Alha Choice College, who spoke on behalf of others, commended CRAN for organising the programme.

Fakorede said the training had enlightened the students on the dangers  of drug abuse.

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