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Codeine And Tramadol Ban: Youths In Adamawa Now Drink Human Urine To Get High – NDLEA

Valentine Chinyem

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Youths in Adamawa State now drink human urine to get high, says the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

This was made known in a speech by the State Commander, Mr Yakubu Kibo, to mark the 2018 United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Tuesday.

He said apart from urine, other items
now abused includes, dry pawpaw leaves, dry plantain leaves, burnt tyres, as well as a solution made from tom tom sweet and lacasera drink.

“It is important for parents to know and pay attention to the recently discovered substances of abuse like dry paw paw leaves, tom tom in lacasera drink, 10 days old human urine, methylated, spirit in coke drink, dry plantain leaves, burnt tyres among others,” he said.

Mr. Kibo, while noting that drug and substance abuse is a menace that must be curbed, took the opportunity to call for collaborative effort to create a drug free society.

“For the drug war to be successful, the supply and demand reduction must go hand in hand.

“To that effect, from January to date, the Adamawa command has seized 2,742.358 kg of assorted illicit drugs,” he said.

Kibo said the seized drugs included cannabis sativa, tramadol tablets, cough syrup with codeine, diazepam tablets, exol-5, pentozocine injection and codeine tablets.

More so, a total of 67 suspected drug dealers were arrested within the period under review out of which 26 were convicted and sentenced to various jail terms. He said also said, 20 drug addicts were counseled and rehabilitated within the dame period.

While listing lack of operational vehicles, inadequate staff, poor funding and hostilities by some communities as the major challenges hampering the operations of the agency in the state.

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