Insecurity Is Funded By Drug Money — Marwa

The Director-General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Buba Marwa drew a link between the use of hard drugs and insurgency.

He, therefore, called on the National Assembly to halt the move on the legalization of cannabis.

“Insecurity is clearly one of the key challenges, if not the most important challenge at the moment facing us as a nation today. It needs all institutions and all Nigerians to stand up to the occasion and not to leave everything to the security agencies alone. Security is everybody’s business.

“I must take this opportunity to state very very clearly, that, there is incontrovertible evidence of a linkage, between drug use and a spate of insecurity. Drugs are a clear propellant to insurgency, banditry, kidnapping, ESN, and other criminal activities.

“We know, that drug money funds their activities. We have arrested quite a few on their way to supply drugs to the insurgents. Since January, the NDLEA has seized over 2000 tonnes and over N90 billion worth of drugs. Consider what a fraction of that will do in support of criminal activities.

“Equally, the bandits, insurgents, and other criminals use drugs before launching their nefarious missions. History bailed us out. It is not something that started in Nigeria. The service chiefs, His Eminence the Sultan refers to long years of service under his belt in the armed forces.”

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