Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Monday assured the unrelenting drive of his administration in the fight against drug abuse, stressing that it is the collective responsibility of all to rid the country of the menace.
The Governor while speaking during a courtesy visit by the management of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Council Chamber glGovernment House Yola appealed to the Federal Government to adequately fund the agency for result.
The Governor appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a son of the state to head the agency believing that with his experience, knowledge, and capacity he will relentlessly work towards re-engineering the fight against illicit drugs.
Governor Fintiri who revealed that his administration is tirelessly working with the agency to rid the state of the menace pledged to continue to give and strengthen the agency within available resources across the state.”We will continue to give and strengthen the agency within available resources and across the state. Drug abuse should be fought vigorously else it rids the society of its good,’ he said.
According to him, drug abuse should be fought vigorously else it rids the society of its good virtues noting that all negative vices revolves around drug abuse which informed him upon assumption of office to accord priority to the agency.
He appealed to the federal government to adequately fund the agency in order for it to achieve its mandate of fighting the crime of drug abuse.
“All negative vices are linked to drug abuse which informed him upon assumption of office to support the agency. I appealed to the federal government to adequately fund the agency in order to achieve its mandate of fighting the crime of drug abuse’ he said.
Earlier The Chairman NDLEA Brigadier General Muhammadu Buba Marwa lauded the achievements recorded so far by the Fintiri led administration especially in Michika where he is a stakeholder and urging him not to relent in making Adamawa great again
Brigadier General Marwa said he is in the state on a familiarisation visit and also to make assessments of the agency’s office and its activities in Adamawa.
Nigeria according to him is in serious crisis ranging from kidnapping,armed banditry,insurgency, behind which is the issue of abuse of drugs.
The Chairman Commended the efforts of the Governor in the fight against the proliferation of drugs and solicited for the establishment of a rehabilitation center in the capital and across the twenty one local government areas of the state “Nigeria is in serious crisis crime behind which is the issue of abuse of drugs. Until we get to the bottom of the drug abuse scourge no success will be achieved,” he said.
Highlight of the event was presentation of souvenir to Governor Umaru Fintiri by the Chairman of the NDLEA.
By Muhammad B Muhammad
Bandits Chase Residents Out Of Kaduna Village For Failing To Pay Tax
Residents of Kidandan community in Giwa Local Government area of Kaduna State were chased out of their ancestral homes in their hundreds over the weekend for failing to pay tax to bandits.
The bandits had raided their community for hours, shooting indiscriminately, resulting in the killing of many residents and abduction of many others.
Some survivors told reporters that the bandits, who had previously terrorized the community, increased their aggression after some farmers failed to pay the levies imposed on them.
The Kaduna State Police Command did not respond to the inquiries made about the incident, as the Command’s spokesman, ASP Mansur Hassan, promised to call our correspondent back but had not done so at press time.
A resident, who preferred anonymity, said: “For the past six days, bandits have been frequenting Kidandan. But this attack was particularly devastating. They instilled terror, stole belongings, and abducted our people.
“Every resident of Kidandan lives in extreme fear. Our women and children are leaving in large numbers. The sudden and unplanned exodus is striking. They seek safety, heading to Zaria and other seemingly secured areas to stay with friends and relatives.”
It was alleged that instead of a permanent security presence, patrols were the only form of occasional security in the community.
This, it was alleged, allowed the bandits to strike whenever they sensed the absence of security operatives.
The Kaduna Bombing Incident Will Not Be Swept Under The Carpet – Ribadu
The National Security Adviser (NSA) Nuhu Ribadu has visited the Tudun Biri village of Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State to commiserate with the people over bombing incident.
While 85 persons were confirmed dead in the strike and scores were injured in the most recent military mishap, Ribadu and the lawmakers are commending the commitment of security agencies to reducing the security challenges in the region.
The NSA who was in the village on a fact-finding mission, assured that the bombing incident will not be swept under the carpet. He promised that a holistic investigation would soon commence to avert the recurrence of such an incident.
“We are here to physically see and also talk directly to the people, victims, and families and make an assessment for the Federal Government. It is a tragedy and misfortune. But it has happened. What matters is: how we move forward, what we going to learn from here, and what exactly we need to do,” Ribadu added.
He commended Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State for his display of maturity and leadership in handling of the unfortunate incident, particularly in providing relief materials and other logistics to the victims.
Kaduna Bombing: Northern Lawyers Vow To Sue FG
Lawyers, under the auspices of the Concerned Northern Forum, have vowed to institute legal action against the Federal Government, demanding the payment of adequate compensation for the victims of Tudun Biri bombed by the military airstrikes in Kaduna State.
Recall that over 120 villagers were killed while celebrating Maulud last Sunday night.
Speaking for the Northern Lawyers Forum, Barrister Nafi’u Abubakar, noted that the forum would ensure that the families that suffered irreparable loss as a result of this unfortunate incident get justice.
Nafi’u, while addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Saturday, urged the Federal Government to take immediate and decisive action to ensure a thorough and independent investigation into this incident.
“It is imperative that those responsible are held accountable for their actions, and measures are put in place to prevent any recurrence of such incidents in the future.
“We also urge the Nigerian Army to reevaluate its rules of engagement and training procedures to prevent the loss of innocent lives during military operations. It is vital that the Nigerian Army, as a defender of the nation, exercises utmost caution to avoid any further instances of collateral damage and civilian casualties,” he said.
The forum, with over 600 members, extended their deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones during the tragic incident.
“We stand united with them in their grief and pledge our unwavering support in ensuring justice is served.
“The Concerned Northern Lawyers Forum will work tirelessly to pursue legal means to claim the compensation that is owed to the victims,” he said. Vanguard.
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