The Katsina State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said it captured 48 students between January and September this year for drug abuse and other related offences.
The NDLEA included that between January 2015 and this year, it captured 1,386 people aged between 18 and 35 for engaging into drug abuse.
The NDLEA Assistant Commander in Katsina, Dechi David, said this on Thursday amid a campaig against drug abuse, child molestation and barracks sanitation, by the wife of the Inspector-General of Police, Mrs. Asma’u Idris, who serves as the President, Police Officers’ Wives Association.
The NDLEA boss stated, “The current worldwide clamor and consideration given to medicate manhandle is spin-off of the raising extent with which the beast torment the world and this gives rise to alert.
“Mishandle of any medication has genuine unfriendly results that influence the user, his family and the society.”
Idris noticed that Kano and Katsina states ranked high on the list of states with the most noteworthy occurrences of drug abuse.
She said this was what educated POWA’s choice to start the crusade against drugs abuse in the North.
She pushed the dispatch of the program in schools the nation over to spread the data on the threat of drug abuse.
The Katsina State Police Commissioner, Besen Gwana, who was also present on the occasion, lauded POWA for the campaign against child molestation, arguing that it complements the contents and purpose of the Child Rights Act.
Gwana said, “Good moral upbringing of our children is a necessary precondition for the sustenance and development of our families, communities and societies.
“The campaign against drug abuse especially for the youth is imperative as drugs tend to embolden them to commit all manners of crime in our communities.”