The Imo state government has prohibited sale and smoking of Indian hemp as well as other illicit hard drugs in the state.
Governor Okorocha disclosed this at the annual Nigerian army west Africa social activities programme held at the 34 artillery brigade obinze in Owerri the Imo state capital.
The Governor called on all security operatives in the state especially the Army to help enforce this prohibition maintaining that the smoking of Indian hemp and other illicit drugs by youths is the major cause of all crime and other related criminal offences in the state.
He said anyone caught disobeying the directives will be made to face the wrath of the law.
He further implored the partnership and cooperation of the Nigerian army and other security operatives in the state to help enforce the directives.
” I will like to announce to you that we have abolished the sales and smoking of Indian hemp and other illicit hard drugs in the state, this has made our youths useless and led them to crime and all other related criminal offences, I want to use this medium to appeal to all security operatives in the state especially the army to help enforce these directives so we can help our youths”
In his remarks, the Brigade Commander 34 Artillery Obinze Imo state Brigadier General, Hamza Bature, explains the essence of the annual WASA programme, its history and why it is an important event for the Nigerian Army and their families.
The event showcased various cultural displays and performances by different cultural troupes from within and outside Imo state.
The brigade says with events like this, the relationship between the army and civilians will not stop to remain cordial even as they remain committed to their vow to protect all Nigerians irrespective of ethnicity.
– Channels TV