The Gombe State command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has revealed that some women in the state has grown from normal drugs addiction to now boiling of used sanitary pads, filtering and drinking the water to get high.
Muhammad Alkali, the commander in charge of Funakaye Local Government Area of the state disclosed this, while sensitising residents of Bajoga, the headquarters of the council, against illicit drugs.
Alkali lamented that the act of drug abuse among women in Gombe is growing by day. He said the sensitisation campaign which the agency carried out at the palace of the Emir Funakaye was to carry the traditional rulers along in the fight against illicit drugs abuse.
“This is because it has come to our notice that mostly female addicts have devised means of getting high without consuming constitutionally-band or known substances. They now boil used sanitary pads mixed with other substance 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,” Alkali said.