Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna has led other stakeholders to publicly burn forfeited drug exhibits weighing 12,366kgs with an estimated street value of N133 million. Mitchel Ofoyeju, the spokesman, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. The statement said that the destruction took place on Tuesday in Kufena, Zaria, Kaduna State. The statement quoted El-Rufai as saying at the event that the security of lives and property were the cardinal focus of his government.
It said that the NDLEA boss noted that 27 million people were suffering from drug use disorders or drug dependence according to World Drug Report 2015. It also said the NDLEA commander in Kaduna State, Samuel Asinge, noted that the command was recording success in the campaign against substance abuse. (NAN)