NDLEA: Drug of­fences rise in Katsina schools

Daily Trust - - EDUCATION - From Habibu Umar Aminu, Katsina

Drug re­lated of­fences are on the in­crease in ter­tiary in­sti­tu­tions in Katsina State, the State Com­man­dant, Nige­ria Drug Law En­force­ment Agency (NDLEA), Maryam Sani, has said.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence, Sani said the num­ber of drug re­lated crimes linked to higher in­sti­tu­tions has surged and that the sit­u­a­tion was wor­ri­some. She called on au­thor­i­ties to seek closer part­ner­ship with the agency to ad­dress the men­ace.

Ac­cord­ing to her, 10 stu­dents from four dif­fer­ent higher in­sti­tu­tions were re­cently ar­rested with drugs just as oth­ers have been charged to court, say­ing that the rate at which stu­dents pre­fer drugs to their stud­ies is high.

In the area of pros­e­cu­tion, 15 drugs sus­pects are serv­ing var­i­ous jail terms while 63 cases are still at var­i­ous stages of trial at the fed­eral high court.

Grad­u­ates dis­play their cer­tifi­cates dur­ing the first grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony of Albedo De­sign School, Abuja on Satur­day

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