According to the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), women in Gombe state are now boiling used sanitary pads then drink it to get high.
This was made known by the Gombe state command of the NDLEA, during a sensitization program in Bajoga,
The commander in charge of the Funakaye command of the agency, Muhammad Alkali, said the sensitisation campaign which the agency carried out at the palace of the Emir Funakaye was to carry the traditional rulers along in the fight against illicit drugs abuse.
“This is because it has come to our notice that mostly female addicts have devised means of getting high without consuming constitutionally-band or known substances. They now boil used sanitary pads mixed with other substance mostly waste, filters the water before drinking.
“You see this is very bad for as humans, our society really needs the help of all and sundry in this fight as NDLEA cannot do it alone,” Alkali said.