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NDLEA Seeks Stiffer Penalties For Drug Offenders

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it was seeking an amendment to the NDLEA Act, to ensure stiffer penalties for drug culprits.

Chairman of NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade who stated this recently at a conference observed that one of the reasons why the drug trade had remained attractive to criminals was the light sentences passed on most drug convicts.

“The greatest impetus to committing crime is the hope of escaping punishment. We must therefore guard against it,” he said.

Giade assured the gathering that Nigeria was winning the drug war, stressing that the agency would continue to work tirelessly for a drug and crime-free society.

“We sincerely appreciate the collaborative efforts of our stakeholders, both local and foreign. On our part, we shall deepen our relatiousship with all partners, especially in the areas of exchange of information, capacity building and joint operations,” he said.

The NDLEA boss said the agency has committed much resources to the anti-narcotic campaign, adding that it recently lost two operatives to an ambush organised by a drug baron in Delta State.

In his remark at the occasion, the NDLEA Commander in Lagos State, Wesley Mikalla, described hard drug as any substance, other than food which has the capacity to alter or affect the mood, psychology, psysiology or morphology of the human body.

“They are also herbal, chemical and synthetic preparations that are intended to have health implications on users”, he added. Mikalla divided drugs into two” Licit and illicit drugs.

He explained that “licit drugs are conventional drugs administered in the process of treatment with cure in mind or for disease prevention, while illicit drugs are those that have capacity to alter mood or affect the thought process of the user.

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Bello’s Gunmen After My Life, Family -Kogi Dep Gov

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Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba yesterday alleged that the governor of the state has sent gunmen after his life.
Acbuba called on the inspector General of Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), the Army and other security personnel to safeguard his life, family members and his aides.
Achuba, who spoke with newsmen at his official residence in Lokoja said, “From all information at my disposal, the governor has mobilised gunmen to attack me.
“I want the police, SSS, IGP to know that if anything should happen to me, my family and aides, the governor should be held responsible.”
The deputy governor likewise called on the President to beam his searchlight on the state.

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LGAs Responsible For Farmers, Herdsmen Clashes In Nigeria -UN

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Zebulon Takwa, Peace and Development Adviser, Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, says poor Local Government administration is largely responsible for farmers-herdsmen clashes in Nigeria
Takwa, who gave the position in an interview with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, expressed concerns over “weak operational structures at the local government level’’.
He said that issues that were supposed to be addressed by local administration authority were left unattended to over a long period.
The UN official noted that most of the issues that escalated to crises ought to have been resolved at the local level by the authorities, traditional and religious leaders.
He decried the situation where structures for such prompt amicable settlement were not effective enough to prevent conflicts.
Takwa condemned the situation where most local government officials migrated to urban centres instead of concentrating on their primary responsibilities of settling crises, developing infrastructure and social amenities, among others.

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Reprisal Killing: Taraba Police, Tiv, Junkun Differ On Casualities

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The Police Command in Taraba State has said that only one individual was killed in what appeared to be a revenge for the alleged murder of a Junkun man yesterday.
While the Tiv claimed that no fewer than nine of their kinsmen were killed in Takum town, Takum Local Government Area of Taraba State on Tuesday, the Police said the figure was not true.
Takum is the hometown of Governor DariusIshaku who turned 65 today.
Multiple sources in Takum said trouble started yesterday morning when a Jukun man was killed on his farm along Takum-Wukari road, and irate Jukun youths in Takum went on the rampage, killing at least eight people in the town.
A resident of Takum, Mr. Nathaniel Jato, in a telephone interview with our Correspondent said the eight people killed in Takum town were all Tiv resident in the town.
“We counted at least eight dead bodies around General Hospital Junction and Zenith Bank around the Wukari roundabout.
“We were told that many people were killed around Rimi Primary school area, but there is tension, so we can’t go there.
“The Caretaker Chairman of Takum Local Government Council, ShibanTikari, has assured us that the situation will not escalate, but I am afraid the situation might degenerate if adequate security measures are not put in place,” he lamented.
Jato, who said there was threat that their houses would be attacked in the night, called on Governor Darius Ishaku and security authorities to quickly restore peace in the area to pave way for proper investigation of the matter.

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