By Rachel Bwala
Gombe state governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has called on relevant security agencies in the state to as a matter of urgency, put hands on deck in combating the prevalence of drug abuse in the state.
The Governor stated this at a keynote address marking the opening of the meeting of the Secretaries to the state governments of the north east sub-region, held at the government house.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya said, he has observed that the use of drugs has resulted in the rise in terrorism, kidnapping, banditry and other vices.
He therefore called on the traditional rulers, community heads and religious leaders, not to relent in reporting any breach of security in their domains to the relevant security agencies.
While commending the SSGs for the foresight in trying to stem the tide of drug abuse and narcotics in the north east sub-region, the governor said all hands will be on deck to make Gombe state, and the north east sub-region a better place to live in.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya, hoped for a viable outcome and fruitful deliberation at the meeting.