The new Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for Kebbi State, Isa Likita, has sought the cooperation and assistance of the state government in the task of eliminating the threat of dangerous drugs among the population.
The new commander said so during a courtesy visit to Kebbi State Governor, Senator Atiku Bagudu.
He added that such a supportive arrangement was highly desirable given the location of Kebbi State sharing a common border with the Republic of Benin.
The commander attributed that the United Nations has identified the Republic of Benin as the drug hub in West Africa.
Mr. Likita urged the state government to engage in collaborative efforts with the NDLEA to stop the flow of drugs into the state through border towns such as Bagudo, Lolo, Dole-kaina and Kamba.
Governor Atiku Bagudu, who responded, expressed satisfaction with the performance of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), in ridding the country of illicit drugs and intoxicants.
Governor Bagudu, said his administration has focused on tackling the scourge of drugs in society.
The Governor emphasized the need to involve communities in the fight to eliminate dangerous drugs from society.
He said drugs have been identified as the main source of motivation for insurgents, bandits, terrorists and other criminals who are causing havoc and bloodshed in the country.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the Agency’s new Kebbi State Commander, Isa Likita Muhammad, to act honourably.
Rreporting by Abdullahi Tukur, editing by Tola Oguneye