NDLEA WARNS AGAINST USE OF “AKUSKURA”

Written by on September 2, 2022

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has warned Nigerians regarding the surfacing of a new deadly psychoactive substance now in various parts of Nigeria.

 The Special Assistant to the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, MAHMUD ISA YOLA in an article said the substance called Akuskura is of different varieties, and is used in both liquid and powdered form by people who are mostly seeking to raise their levels of psychological or nervous activity in the body.

 Mr. YOLA explained that Akuskura represents a serious threat to public health and poses a challenge for drug policy.

 He also said that its spread is aided by the fact that the substance is largely and ignorantly misunderstood as a medicine.

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