The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has lamented the rate of drug abuse in Borno State especially by married women and young girls.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that the state commander of the agency, Mr. Iweajunwa Joseph, explained that Tramadol and cough syrup with codeine were mostly abused by young boys and girls and some married women too.
According to him, these drugs are taken for energy enhancement.
Mr. Joseph explained that cough syrups with codeine were the most abused drugs and it had destroyed many lives.
He said between January and June, 248 suspects were arrested while 336kg of drugs like Cannabis, Tramadol, Diazepam, Exol, Cocaine, Heroin, Rohypnol, as well as cough syrups with codeine, were impounded from various abusers.