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No community in Nigeria exempted from drug abuse, says Marwa

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Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Buba Marwa has stated that no community in the country is exempted from drug abuse.

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This was stated on Wednesday by NDLEA chairman during an interactive session with local government chairmen in Plateau state, Marwa said about 15 million Nigerians consume illicit drugs.

According to him, the practice contributes to the security challenges facing the country.

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“As I speak to you, 15 million Nigerians use illicit drugs; one out of seven Nigerians takes hard substances,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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“There is no community in Nigeria that is exempted from drug abuse and this is why we keep having security challenges here and there.

“Drugs propel a lot of negative actions, particularly among young people. It is destroying our youths and even the communities.

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“So, we have come to interact with local government chairmen, so that together we can find a lasting solution to this menace.

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“We want the chairmen to work with and support us to kick this hydra-headed monster called drug abuse out of our society.”

He also urged the council chairmen to sensitise their various communities on the activities of the war against drug abuse (WADA) committee recently launched by President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Football manager dies of heart attack while celebrating team’s 92nd minute winner in Egypt

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An Egyptian second division manager, Adham El-Selhadar has died after suffering a heart attack while celebrating his team’s last minute win.

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The sad incident happened on Thursday, Dec 2, when El-Magd scored a 92nd minute goal to defeat SC El-Zarqa at home.

El Magd manager, El-Selhadar, watched on as his side scored against El-Zarqa in the 92nd minute to progress up to seventh in the table on 14 points in the Egyptian Second League match.

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Amongst all the wild celebrations and drama, coach Adham El-Selhadar collapsed on the sidelines as players and staff ran over to check what had happened.

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He was attended to by medics before being taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead.

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El-Selhadar had been a professional player in the 1990s, winning the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup before becoming a coach.

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Police arrest officer who killed a rig operator in Osun

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The Osun State Police Command has arrested Sergeant Moses Samuel who fatally shot Kabiru Babai, a rig operator with the Shekeenah Zelter Global Concept at Ota-Efun area in Osogbo.

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WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that there was palpable tension on Friday morning after a police officer shot a truck driver to death at the Ota-Efun area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

The police has now revealed Sergeant Moses Samuel as the personnel who fatally shot the rig operator at Ota-Efun area of Osogbo, on Friday, December 3, 2021.

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The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

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Opalola said “The Osun State Police Command in its continued efforts to curtail all forms of indiscipline and unprofessionalism, has arrested and detained the police officer, Sgt Moses Samuel who shot one Mallam Kabiru Babai ‘m’ 33years Yesterday, 3rd December 2021 around Kobogbogboe/Ota-efun Area, Osogbo.

“The investigations and disciplinary actions have commenced and the suspect will be arraigned in court after the completion of the orderly room trial to serve as a deterrent to other officers.”

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She explained that the Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, has expressed his condolences to the victim’s family and friends and also assured the members of the public that justice will be served in the matter.

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