Kidnappers, Other Criminals Now Demand Drugs As Ransom — Marwa | Sahara Reporters

Behind it all is drug use. Criminals now ask for ransom in drugs and unless we get to this root cause, we will only be scratching the surface, as the criminalities will continue to flourish.

2/26/2021 9:56:00 AM

Kidnappers, Other Criminals Now Demand Drugs As Ransom—Marwa |Sahara Reporters Behind it all is drug use. Criminals now ask for ransom in drugs and unless we get to this root cause, we will only be scratching the surface, as the criminalities... READ MORE:

Behind it all is drug use. Criminals now ask for ransom in drugs and unless we get to this root cause, we will only be scratching the surface, as the criminalities will continue to flourish.

Feb 26, 2021The Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mohammed Buba Marwa, has said kidnappers and other criminals now demand drugs as ransom from their victims.In a statement released through Femi Babafemi, the NDLEA's director of media and publicity, Marwa disclosed this during the inauguration of a “Special Purpose Committee” of the agency to mobilise against drug abuse, peddling and trafficking.

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He also called on Nigerians to take ownership of the renewed fight against the menace of drug abuse in the country.Babafemi quoted Marwa as saying that the involvement of all Nigerians in the fight has become imperative because of the great danger the problem of drug abuse poses to the society and the country at large.

He said, “Use of drugs in Nigeria today is at an epidemic proportion of approximately 15 million, nearly three times global prevalence. No wonder, so much criminality everywhere in our land and it is increasing instead of abating with such symptoms as kidnapping, insurgency, banditry, rape, and assassinations. headtopics.com

““Unfortunately, drug use does not show in the face, but we all know somebody or someone who knows somebody doing drugs and that is why we all need to come together as Nigerians to fight the menace.“Today, I am deployed to serve with the patriotic officers and men of the NDLEA, the lead agency for controlling, coordinating and taking charge of the war against drugs throughout Nigeria. The fight cannot be ours to fight alone. It must be a collective fight. We need the collaboration of every segment of the Nigeria society.

“The committee, being inaugurated today, is the first step in involving our society in this fight. With your membership coming entirely from outside the agency, you will serve as our Think Tank. You will be involved in public policy discourse on drugs with us in the NDLEA, you will help us with advice and suggestions and may even participate in the implementation of some of your own suggestions if the situation warrants.

“Assembled here today are – academic, civil society practitioners in drug rehabilitation, medical professionals, youth, women groups representatives, media, public advocacy groups, religious bodies and more. One passion connects us all: passion to eliminate drug use from families, streets, communities, public places and in short Nigeria as a whole.”

According to him, it was in realisation of the problems of drug abuse that President Muhammadu Buhari, inaugurated the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Elimination of Drug Abuse, in 2018, with the mandate to bring to him recommendations on how best to tackle and eliminate the drug scourge within the shortest possible time. headtopics.com

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Mugu people...na drug go finished u pple Give them drugs. Then after, the next news would be; Kidnappers, Other Criminals Now Demand Crude Oil As Ransom—Marwa, Gumi, El-rufai and Others... 😂👍🏾💪🏾 Kill them all is the only solution. I think drugs are to blame for such comments too This people should better be calming down you collect drugs worth Billions from person, arrest am jail am join now you won give to another person as ransom so he can sell, make cool money. This is clear money laundry. I find it hard to believe this whole kidnapping isn't staged

Is it not haram to use drugs according to 'their' single story narration. Something is not adding up here indeed.. Kaii Give them the drugs so that they will be energetic to over power the Christian South so that you,Buhari his government,Sheikh Gumi will be able to Islamize Nigeria to be able to control politically and control the Oil wealth of Niger Delta.Yoi will fear God soon

They will soon demand our president When you hire bad script writers that's what you get🤦🏽 I think they are preparing for something bigger, you people want to deviate our mind from their aim. Mtchwee