Activist blames increase in drug abuse on decay in family values

A human rights activist in FCT, Mr Daniel Musa,  has blamed the alarming rate of among youths on the failure of family and societal .

Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the high rate of insecurity in the FCT was associated with the high rate of .

He told NAN that the use of dangerous drugs was high in the communities in the FCT because of easy access to substances.

Some of the residents who spoke with NAN said they believed that a large percentage of youths in almost all the communities in Abuja were addicted to drugs.

Samuel Kennedy, a resident of Apo, told NAN that the rate of and cultism was on the , especially  among school students.

Kennedy said this had  contributed to some of the violence experienced in the community.

Mr Peter Obi, who resides in Mpape Area of Abuja, said that adolescents that were drugs were also on the and had lured them committing crime in communities.

A former Director-General of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Otunba Lanre Ipinmisho, said the agency under the watch of General Buba , was engaging in massive advocacy on drug abuse.

He said that this was to ensure that drug business, which had ruined the lives of several gullible youths be made unattractive.

According to him, I am of the opinion that most heinous crimes were predicated on drugs.

”To address this issue, the NDLEA is engaging on massive advocacy to keep our youths off drugs as he is the business of drug sales unprofitable with high level of seizures and prosecution,” he said. (NAN)