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NDLEA unveils new strategies to curb drug trafficking

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) FCT command, has unveiled new strategies to curb drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the territory.

The FCT commander, Mr Kabir Tsakuwa made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja.

Tsakuwa said that the FCT was a major gateway connecting the southern part to other parts of the country, as well as the cosmopolitan nature of the city.

He said that the command had strengthened the interdiction efforts at the major entry points.

This, he said, were in addition to the many recreational centres like parks and gardens where a lot of social activities take place.

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He also said that a well fashioned out and intelligence-driven motorised patrol along the major entry points like Abaji- Lokoja road, Gwagwalada-Kwali road, Bwari-Jere road and Mararaba/Nyanya road had been ensured.

Tsakuwa said, “this has helped the command tremendously in checking those that may want to take advantage of the busy roads to traffic drugs along these routes into the FCT directly or on transit as the case may be.”

According to him, “we also embark on aggressive advocacy visits to all the stakeholders within the FCT, particularly the traditional rulers to ask for their support.

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“This has made the communities to be well informed of the need to owe the campaign against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

“We also leverage on our call centre with phone No (080010203040) established by the NDLEA Chairman, retired Brig.- Gen. Buba Marwa.

“The platform is purposely created to enable the public to pass information on 24/7 bases about drug activities in their areas, or about drug dependent persons who may need help without having to disclose their identity for prompt action or response.”

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