Drug menace: Potential informants doubt security agents’ protection
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.