Lecturer suggests death penalty for Drug traffickers


Death penalty has been suggested to be the penalty for drug dealers in Nigeria in order to curb the rising spate of drug addiction among youths.

A lecturer, Dr Bala Muhammad made this call on Saturday at a Special Ramadan lecture organised by the Islamic Forum of Nigeria at the university.

Muhammad of the Bayero University, Kano said that drug trade in Nigeria had reached an alarming level, leaving Nigerian youths more vulnerable to self destruction.

Fight against the menace
Muhammad, therefore, suggested that the panacea to deal with the situation was capital punishment for drug traders.

He urged communities to charge their representatives in the National Assembly to come up with a legislation that would ensure severe punishment for people charged with drug offence.

Another lecturer from the university, Bashir Adamu in his presentation, said drug abuse was caused mainly by the weakness of faith among youths.

He also listed peer pressure as one of the main causes of drug addiction among youths.

According to him, some Parents have been contributing to the rise in drug use, due to negligence and less attention to their families, especially the children.

Adamu also blamed the increase in drug abuse and addiction by women on domestic violence.

He, therefore, called for a collective responsibility in the fight against the menace of drugs.

The special lecture was entitled:  “Drug Abuse Menace; Ways Out,” organised to address drug trade, addiction and abuse in Nigeria.


NAN/Lateefah Ibrahim