The Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Gombe State Command, has said that women in the state have devised a new method of getting intoxicated.
The Commander in Charge of the Funakaye Command of the agency, Muhammad Alkali, said during a sensitization exercise in the state that the act of drug abuse among women in Gombe State has grown from normal addiction to drugs to now boiling of used sanitary pads filtering and drinking the water to get high.
Speaking at the palace of the Emir of Funakaye where the sensitization exercise was held, Alkali said
“It has come to our notice that most female addicts have devised means of getting high without consuming constitutionally-band or known substances. They now boil used sanitary pads mixed with other substances mostly waste, filters the water before drinking”.
“You see this is very bad for as humans, our society really needs the help of all and sundry in this fight as NDLEA cannot do it alone”.