No fewer than 2,000 new officers to boost the fight against drug abuse and trafficking in the country has been trained.
They were trained by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
On Saturday, the NDLEA held a passing out parade for the narcotic assistants at the NDLEA Academy in Jos, the Plateau State capital.
The NDLEA Chairman and Chief Executive, Brigadier-General Buba Marwa, while addressing the new officers at the event, reminded them of the consequences of compromising the agency’s effort and to be mindful of the temptation of inducement.
“It is pertinent that I repeat at this occasion the advice I have given those who went ahead of you: beware of the lure of filthy lucre,” he was quoted in a statement by the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi.
“As you go about your duty, there will be inducement with money and calculated efforts to derail you from doing your duty by drug traffickers, fixers, and barons.
“Never compromise! Do not forget that society needs protection from these bad actors, and any failure in your duty can directly or indirectly jeopardise society, including your family.
“Hence, every encounter with the illicit drug underworld should be a moment of strength and not a moment of weakness.”
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