By; PETER NOSAKHARE, Kaduna
Residents of Bayan Dutse, Narayi in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State have expressed worries over increase of crime and drug usage among youth in the community and want government to speed up response in alleviating the situation.
Findings revealed that every dark area in the neighborhood has become spots for sale of cannabis and codeine, with parents not doing enough to abate the condition.
According to one Mrs. Victoria Ovie, a resident, her son sells cannabis and has refused to listen to her voice of stopping the business.
“I am tired of talking and the authorities in charge only comes to collect bribes and do nothing,” she said.
On his part, Mr. Hillary Daniel is of the view that traditional rulers and elders in the neighborhood are not awake to their responsibilities of counseling their wards.
“I see these elders sitting and smoking with these kids and that’s the reason why they can’t correct or chastise them.”
It would be recalled that the Kaduna State Government under the leadership of Governor Nasir el-Rufai declared war against drug usage and abuse on assumption of office.