Kastina Police Command has embarked on an enlightenment campaign in schools to draw attention to the dangers of drug abuse among students. Government College Katsina, Government Day Secondary School Kofar Sauri, Government Secondary School Yandaka and Women Teachers College, all in Katsina metropolis were visited during the campaign. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mohammed Wakili, who led the team to the various schools, described drug abuse as a disorder and self-destructive.
He said drug abuse had been found to be the basis of many crimes adding that an uncontrolled effect often leads to violence, crime, and misbehavior, hence a threat to the society at large. He said, parents, as primary stakeholders should be vigilant by observing and monitoring their children and wards, especially the friends they associate with. He urged the government to come up with a well-defined, comprehensive and realistic policy on control of drugs. Wakil said the command was worried that the situation could get worse as political campaigns have started and some politicians were in the habit of buying intoxicants for the youth to commit nefarious activities.
He said, “The laws of the country to do with drugs abuses should be reviewed to meet with international best practices. Some of our laws are obsolete and need to be reviewed. We have also embarked on raiding all black spots, flashpoints, brothels, cemeteries and improved on intelligence gathering and monitoring to reduce the menace across the state.”