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Mkpuru Mmiri: Nigeria risks turning into zombie nation if crystal meth is not battled — Rep

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A member of the Home of Representatives, Lynda Ikpeazu from Anambra State has raised the alarm on the crystal methamphetamine presently raging within the southeast.

Ms Ikpeazu warned that the meth scourge might flip Nigeria to a zombie nation inside 10 years if nothing is completed to battle the scourge.

She raised the alarm whereas contributing to a movement moved by Henry Nwawuba on Thursday.

The lawmaker mentioned 11 years outdated youngsters in her constituency are additionally utilizing the extremely addictive drug.

It could be recalled {that a} video surfaced on social media, displaying some individuals being flogged for utilizing crystal meth. The extremely addictive narcotics have develop into in style in some elements of the nation.

Ms Ikpeazu mentioned, “Within the subsequent 10 years, if we don’t cease it, we’re going to have a zombie society. In my constituency, you will note 11 years outdated particular person taking meth. What sort of future are we anticipating these youths to have? We’re going to have doped up society, zombie society. That isn’t good for us.”

She questioned why the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company (NDLEA) have did not arrest sellers of meth, noting that the gross sales of meth shouldn’t be hidden.

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She added that there’s a must rehabilitate victims of the drug.

Mr Nwawuba in his movement mentioned the scourge is affecting households and communities within the Southeast.

He famous that the general public flogging is not going to tackle the problem of habit.

Following an extended debate, the Home resolved that NDLEA and different safety businesses ought to launch a ‘ferocious’ raid on laboratories producing meths.

The lawmakers additionally urged the federal government to develop a marshall plan on medicine.

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