Dr. Ibrahim Abdul, the commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Kano State, sent an open letter to the Governor of Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Tuesday. In the letter, he implored the governor to complete the 150-capacity rehabilitation centre which was started years ago by the state government.
Dr. Abdul insisted that the rehabilitation centre, constructed in the agency's premises in Kano, would help the NDLEA to handle the reformation of drug addicts in the state upon its completion.
"As a result of this situation, some of the clients had to be brought from their homes daily, which I believe should not be like that. We want to accommodate any client we are rehabilitating.
“So far in the past few months, we were able to rehabilitate no fewer than 400 persons; therefore we want the state government to please complete the project so that we can accommodate more clients at a time,” Dr. Abdul stated.
While asking Ganduje for assistance, Dr. Abdul also narrated some achievements made in the last one month by the agency. He stated that over 35 drug hot spots, where these psychopathic drugs were sold, were discovered and raided.
He listed Dan- Agundi, Gwammaja Secondary School, Sabo Gari, Limawa - Hotoro, Abdullahi Bayero road and Gwale Cemetary among many other locations that have been dislodged.
"During the month under review, we were able to seize 523.978 kilograms of cannabis, 178.322 kilograms of psychotropic substance, three grams of cocaine and 0.3 kilograms of heroin,’’ he said.
With over 702.063 kilograms of different illicit drugs seized and 153 suspects apprehended in the last one month, the NDLEA has shown no sign of stopping the fight against drug trafficking in Kano State.