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Drug addiction could cause brain drain, damage to body organs, NDLEA advises troops

The Nigerian Troops have been advised on the negative use of drugs and symptoms of drug abuse.


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Ogun State Commander of Narcotics, Ibiba Jane Odili gave the advice in her lecture at the Alabama Barracks, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

The one-day sensitization was organized by commander of the 35 Artillery Brigade command, Brigadier General Mohammed Aminu for army, youths and women at the Alabama Barracks to enlighten them on the effect of use of drug.

Odili enlightened troops and their families on the negative use of drugs, symptoms of drug abuse, drug addiction, effects to the brain and organs of the body, among others.

The commander, represented at the lecture by Colonel Legborsi Nule, emphasised that men who adopted the profession of arms must avoid abusing illicit drugs to have a sound mindset for effective decision making as a professional, especially during military operations.

He further charged barracks youths to shun the habit of indulging in substances that is inimical to their mental and physical wellness.

The commander, who was decorated as an ambassador of War Against Drugs Abuse by the Commander National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Ogun State Command took the initiative to sensitize troops, barrack youths and women on drugs abuse and other related matters.

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