The Management Committee Chairman of Riyom Local Government Council, Emmanuel Danboyi Jugul has accused Some Security Personnel of encouraging young persons to abuse drugs.

The Chairman made the allegation at a one day Youth Sensitization on Drug Abuse organised by the Plateau Youth Council, Riyom Chapter in collaboration with Youth Initiative Against Violence and Human Right Abuse, YIAVHA, The NDLEA, and Security operatives in Riyom LGA at the council Secretariat.

Jugul expressed concern that Nigeria is loosing lots of talents to Drugs and called on youths to shun drugs.

NGLEA Officer in charge of Barkin Ladi Command, Shittu Rasaki called on citizens to report security personnel who encourage Drug Abuse in the community, adding no one is above the law.

Sector 9 Commander of the STF, Col. Etsu Ndagi commended the youths for the initiative inview of the relationship between Drug Abuse and Crime.

Earlier, the PYC Chairman of Riyom Local Government, Solomon Dachung Pam said as the 2019 elections approach, it important for the youths to be aware that nothing can work in the atmosphere of violence.

He called on the Plateau State Government to pass in law the bill prohibiting the Sell and consumption of illicit substances in the state.

The resource persons who were drawn from the NDLEA and YIAVHA identified availability and accessibility of Drugs as a major problem in Nigeria, adding that the high rate of crime witnessed in the Society is associated to the Abuse of drugs.

By Rwang Tengwong