Drug men­ace: Po­ten­tial in­for­mants doubt se­cu­rity agents’ pro­tec­tion

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Lami Sadiq, Jos

Parents and community lead­ers in An­guwan Rukuba and Congo Russia in Jos North lo­cal gov­ern­ment area of Plateau State at the week­end ex­pressed reser­va­tions over sharing in­for­ma­tion with se­cu­rity agents on drug deal­ers, stress­ing that their iden­ti­ties may not be pro­tected.

The parents, community lead­ers and other stake­hold­ers were part of an in­ter-com­mu­nal di­a­logue on youth restive­ness, drug abuse and high crime rate or­gan­ised by in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tions; Community Ac­tion for Pop­u­lar Par­tic­i­pa­tion and Search for Com­mon Ground in Jos.

Dur­ing the di­a­logue, many parents bared their minds on the dan­gers of hard and il­licit drug us­age but ex­pressed fear that should they pro­vide in­for­ma­tion, their iden­ti­ties might not be pro­tected by the law en­force­ment agents, leav­ing them vul­ner­a­ble to at­tacks by the drug deal­ers.

The CAPP Pro­gramme Man­ager for Plateau State, Nel­son Ananze who fa­cil­i­tated the dis­cus­sions, said the pro­ject was fo­cused on 40 com­mu­ni­ties across 10 lo­cal gov­ern­ment ar­eas of Plateau and Kaduna states.

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