The rate of drug abuse is alarming in Nigeria, with youths aged between 13 – 35, being highly involved in drug abuse.
Most of the country’s borders are porous, hence there is an easy influx, movement and exit of drugs, according to research.
The illicit drug trafficking has, however, been attributed to the rising rate of graduate unemployment, high level of corruption, and the desire by young people to get rich quickly.
Recently, there were reports that three Nigerians have been executed in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug-related offence, with several others being detained in parts of the Middle East country.
Three other women had earlier been arrested for illegal possession and importation of a dangerous drug- Ephedrine.