The Director -General of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Femi Ajayi, has attributed the gruesome activities of suicide bombers and terrorist groups to use of illicit of drugs.
The DG made the assertion during the public presentation of three books on drug abuse prevention in Lagos written by an officer of the NDLEA, Dr. Martin Osayande Agwogie.
According to Ajayi, no normal human being will happily die in an explosion save under the influence of narcotics.
“Death in itself is dreaded even though it is a necessary end but when people subscribe to it happily by bombing, killing innocent people and creating havoc and ruin, you know it is not normal.
“The impact of drug abuse is far more damaging than some people assume because it is related to violent crimes.
“A man under the influence of drugs is as deadly and unpredictable as a mad man playing with a time bomb,” the NDLEA boss stated.
He commended the author and pledged the agency’s support as a means of encouraging him and others.
“We need to educate people on the hazards of narcotics. Public enlightenment is central to drug control. In fact, drug demand reduction is a way of taking the profit from drug trafficking. Without demand for drugs, drug dealers will simply be out of business.
“The agency will therefore support the author for championing drug abuse prevention enlightenment,” Ajayi said.