In Katsina Government to check illicit drug consumption, trafficking

"The state government, in conjunction with all security agencies, will declare total war on illicit drug trafficking; the trend has become too damaging and we shall no more tolerate it,'' she said.

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KTSG to adopt stiffer measures to check illicit drug consumption, trafficking.

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The Katsina State Government says it is taking stiffer measures, including the declaration of a "state emergency'', toward halting the consumption and trafficking on illicit drugs.

Its Commissioner of Women Affairs, Hajiya Badiya Hassan, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Katsina on Monday, that the measure was to rescue young girls and women involved in drug abuse.

"The state government, in conjunction with all security agencies, will declare total war on illicit drug trafficking; the trend has become too damaging and we shall no more tolerate it,'' she said.

Hassan said that government had contacted traditional and opinion leaders toward obtaining vital information that would help the quest to rid the state of the bad trends.

"The traditional rulers will collate vital information on the dealers, hawkers and peddlers of the illicit drugs; once we get that information, we shall go after the suspects,'' she said.

The commissioner said that the ministry would organise seminars, conferences and workshops to educate youths on the dangers of drug addiction.

She said that government would also assist NDLEA with facilities to rehabilitate female drug addicts.

"These female drug addicts are future mothers and we want to save them from self-destruction,'' she said. 

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