Eze Igbo Ghana Tasks NDLEA to Stop Igbo Youths From Taking Mkpurummiri

By Sunny A. Ijomah

Moved by the devastating effect of the consumption and abuse of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, popularly known as ‘MkpuruMmiri’ by youths in the South East and other parts of Nigeria. the Eze Ndigbo Ghana and the Assistant Publicity Secretary Ndieze Ndigbo in the Diaspora, Igwe Dr. Chukwudi Ihenetu has called on all stakeholders to uproot the evil cankerworm from the region.

MkpruMmiri or crystal meth Ice comes in clear crystal chunks or shiny blue-white rocks. It is a new dangerous drug that is already sending many youths to untimely death.

In a statement made available to our correspondent in Onitsha by Igwe Dr. Ihenetu lamented that the hard drug is already making headway into South-East with devastating results.

“I hereby call on the NDLEA under the watch of General Buba Marwa (retd) to immediately swing into action by nipping the ugly trend before it gets out of hands.

“Equally I’m calling on all the traditional rulers, religious leaders, print, electronic and social media to strongly condemn and campaign against consumption of ‘MpuruMmiri’ by youths in Igbo land.”

On the likely cause of rise in the high rate of abuse of the drug, the Monarch blame it on lack of jobs for the youths.

Igwe Ihenetu thus called on government at all level to create jobs for the youths. “Nigeria has great fertile lands that could be used for mechanised farming. If some of these youths, can be employed, they will become productive and crimes including abuse of ‘MpuruMmiri’ would disappear”

On the possible consequences of abuse of MpuruMmiri in the IgweIhenetu said it could lead to increase in crime as well as destroy the youths that will take over from us in the future.