The National Agency for Food Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) on Monday revealed that suicide bombers used by Boko Haram terrorist group take tramadol and other banned drugs.
Naija News understands that the drug administration agency revealed that contents of Tramadol are often found in the remains of persons used by the Boko Haram sect as suicide bombers.
The agency’s Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known when she led other top management officials of the agency from the Southwest on a courtesy visit to Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor.
The NAFDAC boss said it was in the course of assessing the damage done to the society by illicit drugs such as Tramadol and Codeine within the seven-years NAFDAC was out of the ports that it was discovered that persons sent on a suicide mission by Boko Haram were usually heavily drugged with Tramadol.
Mrs. Adeyeye lamented that the agency was still battling with addressing the damage done to the country by its seven-year ban from the ports before she assumed office as the NAFDAC director-general.
In her words, the NAFDAC boss said: “We have had a lot of problems that predated me and one of the problems is that NAFDAC was removed from the ports for seven years (2011-2018) and the damage that was done during the seven years, we are still mopping the damage, as we speak.
I never knew that I would come home and start battling tramadol, codeine, that have destroyed so many young lives and I have often told people that Nigeria cannot be greater than her youths.
“So, I take this very personally and for the first five months I was running to ensure we returned to the ports and the NSA office came to help us because we found out that even our children the Boko Haram sent on a suicide mission, that their remains contain tramadol.
So, it is not about destroying the future alone, it is terrorism. It is the destabilization of the community. But we are able to go back into the ports.”
She also used the opportunity to solicit for the support of the government and other state governments across the country for assistance in terms of facilities, operational offices, structures, and operational vehicles, among others.