NDLEA boss: I get death threats regularly

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), has said that the current push to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students is to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence.

The Chairman of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd), says he got death threats regularly.

Marwa said this while addressing State House reporters after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

The NDLEA boss said he was not overly concerned despite taking precautions.

“Severally, it’s almost a daily occurrence, because my phone number is open. Equally, messages come through family, through colleagues, and sometimes people at random who we don’t know but I live in the territory. That said we also take precautions,” he said.

Marwa, who said he was at State House to brief Buhari on the recent activities of the agency especially the move to build barracks for its personnel, added that the president responded positively to the initiative.

He added that the issue of recruitment was also discussed because of the size and responsibilities before the agency that needed to expand its personnel.

Marwa, who said that the campaign against drug abuse was being taken to schools, regretted that kids now begin to use drugs from primary schools.

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