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Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmmumi Kabir Usman has advocated death sentence for drug traffickers.

Emir advocates death penalty for drug barons

From Muawuya BalaIdris, Katsina

 

Emir of Katsina, Alhaji Abdulmmumi Kabir Usman has advocated death sentence for drug traffickers.

 

Emir Usman spoke at the National Summit on Youth and Drug Abuse in Nigeria held at Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina recently.

He described drug traffickers as the great enemies of Nigeria, insisting that they deserve to be killed because they destroy the country and the future of the youths.

He linked the activities of Boko Haram and armed banditry to the consumption of drugs which are being supplied to them by drug traffickers.

The Emir lamented that due to availability of the illicit drugs, youths including married women, are deeply involved in high consumption of these drugs to perpetrate personal interests.

He said sentence for drug traffickers to imprisonment by courts is not enough considering the offence and harm on the country and its citizens.

“After they finish the jail term, they continue the illegal business and remain a threat for the future of our youth,” the Emir noted.

He opined that death sentence is the only option to overcome sale and consumption of illicit drugs.

Emir Usman said the Summit with the theme: “Drug Abuse: Workable Solution for Now and Future” came at the right time considering the high rate of illicit drug consumption by the youths.

He appealed to participants drawn from 19 states to ensure implementation of all recommendations of the Summit.

Earlier, Governor Aminu Bello Masari had said his administration had taken necessary measures to minimize sale and consumption of illicit drugs.

Masari, represented by Special Adviser on Drugs and Narcotics, Muhammad Borodo appealed to parents to assist in addressing the problem.

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