Commandant of the agency in the state, Mrs Josephine Ruth, made this known at a news briefing as part of activities to commemorate 2019 United Nations’ International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Ruth said the suspects were 182 males and four females.

“The drug war is more challenging now than ever. The difficulties of today led many people into drug dependency. “In Jigawa, this involves the abuse of cannabis sativa, codeine and psychotic substances such as Diazepam, Exol, Tramadol and Rohypnol as well as non-conventional substances, including rubber solution, such as die and lizard dung,” she said.

She accused dealers of illicit drug of instigating mob to attack the agency’s personnel in some places where they raided hideouts of drug dealers and users. “The dealers are also sneaky and desperate; they often instigate mob to attack our law enforcement agents.

“We are, however, collaborating with sister agencies in our fight against drug abuse,” she stated. The commandant, however, assured that the agency would not be discouraged in its effort to make the state drug-free.

Source: Medical World Nigeria

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