The Sokoto State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) yesterday said it seized 1839 kilogrammes of assorted drugs in 2015. It also stated that no fewer than 139 victims of drug abuse had been rehabilitated in its rehabilitation centre in the state. Speaking with journalists in Sokoto, its Commander, Mr. Misbahu Idris, said out of the figure, cannabis sativa accounted for about 910 kilogrammes, psychotropic substance accounted for about 403 kilogrammes, while cough syrup accounted for about 525.4 kilogrammes.
He disclosed that the command also prosecuted 24 drugs dealers during the period under review, while more cases were currently being prosecuted. Idris pointed out that the command had counselled 139 clients in the rehabilitation centre built by the Sokoto State government. According to him, skills acquisition programme was introduced for them while the staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) donated eight units of new NP computers. Idris appealed to families who have identified drug problems in the family to approach the command and take advantage of the rehabilitation centre.