The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) seized two million kilogrammes of different hard drugs from January 2021 till date, the Chairman of the agency, General Buba Marwa (rtd) said.
Marwa said the drugs were valued at over N100bn.
“The best way to checkmate this menace was to inculcate our family values in our children. The security challenges facing the country today was as a result of the influence of drugs on the most productive component of the society,” he said.
Marwa said the use of hard drugs had become worrisome and calls for concerns among critical stakeholders.
“Poverty has remained the major cause why our youths get involved in drug peddling and trafficking, and presently, a kilo of these hard drugs worth about $400 in the street,” he said.
The NDLEA boss appealed to Nigerians, especially youths, to avoid the use of hard drugs and also urged parents to be on the lookout for what their children and ward do as well as the group they keep.
He suggested that the best way to check the increasing rate of violence induced by hard drugs intake is by the family, adding that good family values must be inculcated at the family level.
Marwa, who commended the Federal Government for supporting his agency, said such support had been able to boast the morale of his officers and men.
He attributed the success of NDLEA in the seizure of over two million kg of various hard drugs worth over N100bn in the last eight months to the support from the government.