By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The indigenes of Umudioka, a community in the Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State, have announced the proscription of illicit drugs, most especially Methamphetamine or Crystal Meth in the area, otherwise called Mkpurummiri.
In a statement signed by the President-General, Umudioka Improvement Union, Chike Odoji, the indigenes and non-indigenes resident in Umudioka were prohibited from taking Indian Hemp and any other illegal substances.
The statement read, ‘This is to announce to all indigenes of Umudioka and non-indigenes living in Umudioka that henceforth consumption, smoking and sales of Mkpuru Mmili; Isi na Awa Agu; Aju Achu Enwe; Stonch; Indian Hemp; and other substances/illicit drugs have been proscribed in Umudioka and her environs.’
These are names of the drugs in their local parlance.
Odoji noted that the association would soon collaborate with the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency, anti-cult and other relevant law enforcement agencies to begin the arrest of defaulters.
‘Soonest, UIU in conjunction with NDLEA, anti-cult and other relevant law enforcement agencies will commence a manhunt for all the dealers and consumers within Umudioka. You are therefore advised to stay away from any known bunk that deals on the above-prohibited items. We will not spare anyone once apprehended no matter how highly placed,’ the statement read.