A young man reportedly injured his own brother during a bloody fight in a village in Sumaila Local Government Area of Kano state in a village in Magami, Sansani. According to reports, the brothers who were intoxicated by hard drugs engaged in a fight with one of them hacking the other’s neck with a machete.
It was also reported that the man who cut his brother’s neck also killed himself before the arrival of police authorities while the wounded was rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The rate of drug abuse has been on the rise lately. Recently, A Junior Secondary School pupil at Ohafia in Arochukwu Local Government of Abia State was reported dead after allegedly consuming 10 tablets of Tramadol.
This statement was made by the Commandant of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mr. Akindele Akingbade. Mr. Akindele Akingbade. who spoke in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, while delivering a lecture at a seminar NDLEA and Office of the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on Narcotics and Abia State Drug Abuse Control Committee (ADCC) organised for patent medicine dealers.
The Nation reports that Akingbade mentioned in his lecture that the pupil was alleged to have taken the Tramadol tablets to enhance his performance during an inter-house sports competition in his school.
He was alleged to have died shortly after taking the drugs.
The NDLEA boss, who said Abia was among the states with a high level of drug/substance abuse, added that the governor had been informed about the incident.
He said efforts were being made to apprehend the seller as directed by the governor.
Akingbade advised patent medicine dealers to desist from selling drugs without prescription by doctors or pharmacists.
He attributed the high rate of crimes, including robbery, rape, kidnapping and others to the effect of drugs.