The rate of drug abuse particularly among married women and youths in Tikau town of Nangere local government area of Yobe state has forced the royal house to call on agencies concern to take immediate action to curtail the menace of abuses of drugs in the council.
The Emir of Tikau, HRH Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Ibn Grema, who expressed concern over the increasing number of youths and married women abusing drugs in his domain said, drug abuse in his domain has risen to an alarming rate in recent times.
He called for help for those affected by drug consumption to be treated, rehabilitated and offered meaningful life.
The royal father described the situation as unfortunate and wondered how it became so rampant among his people.
“To be candid drug addition has become one of the issue of concern and a major problem within the community”. He said
He said, the NDLEA has been doing their best even in the face of greater challenges. As such, call for more support and prayers for the agency to make headway in curbing the activities of drug abuse in the area.
He said, in the Emirate, they are trying to form an independent drug fighting society to checkmate drug activities within their community. Adding that, it would be a herculean task, but with determination a society as such can bring an end to the menace of drug abuse in the council.
“We informed the NDLEA officials in our midst that we want to come up with a new approach but we need their own support, so that it will enable us sample some youth to be monitoring the activities of the drug peddlers that bring the substance to the area and sell”. He said