Drug Abuse: Governor Zulum Burns 20 tons illicit drugs in Maiduguri

Zulum burns illicit drug

Borno State Governor Babagana Umara Zulum led officials of the Drug Enforcement Agency to burn some drugs seized by the agency on Friday.

Zulum burns illicit drug in Maiduguri
Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum

During the meeting, which was organized by NDLEA chairman Colonel Mustapha Abdallah, 20 tonnes equivalent to 20,000 kilograms of drugs seized by the agency were burnt.

Zulum burns 20 tons of illicit drug in Maiduguri

A statement from the state government said the ceremony was held at Muna on the Maiduguri-Gamboru road in Borno State.

Among the dignitaries who attended the ceremony were His Highness Shehun Borno – who was represented – as well as senior Nigerian military officials, commissioners, and religious leaders.

The statement added that the burning of the drugs followed an order issued by a Federal High Court.

In his remarks, Governor Umara Zulum said he was shocked by the number of drugs seized by the  and said his government would continue to support the agency in the fight against drug abuse.

Nigeria is plagued by young men and women who are addicted to drugs in various parts of the country, resulting in their deaths.