Drug Abuse: NDLEA Insists On Stiffer Punishment

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Chairman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Muhammad Buba Marwa, has again said a new law for stiffer punishment against hard drug peddlers and substance abusers is needed to deter Nigerians from the criminal acts. 

Marwa stated this in Abuja on Wednesday during the 5th biennial national symposium on drugs and drug policy in Nigeria, organised by the Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse.

According to him, fines are not tough enough to deter hard drug offenders. 

He said the War Against Drugs Abuse Campaign launched by President Muhammadu Buhari this year was yielding huge dividends as many offenders were being apprehended. 

He said the NDLEA had reached out to state governments to cascade the campaign down to every wards across the country. 

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