Kogi State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Mr. Alfred Adewumi, has declared the agency’s readiness to ensure drug traffickers and dealers have no hiding place in the state.
In a statement signed and issued to newsmen in Lokoja, on Sunday the NDLEA boss, disclosed that the command is set to strategically put a halt to the circulation of drugs within the state.
Mr. Alfred attributed the increase in crime to the high consumption of different kinds of drugs, especially among the youths across the state and emphasized that actions of drug takers are immensely influenced by the negative effect of the substance, as this beclouds their sense of reasoning.
The agency, the statement maintained, plans random but systematic raids of identified high-risk areas where these drugs are majorly circulated and abused with a view to apprehending the traffickers and dealers, dislodging the drug hot spots as well as sensitizing the youths in the identified communities of the need to abstain from drugs.
The NDLEA boss commended the Kogi State government for the support it has given to the agency in carrying out its operations.
He, however, appealed for more support, especially in the area of operational vehicles, communication gadgets and logistic supports as it re-strategizes to launch a full-scale war against drug businesses and consumers in the state.