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Ilorin youths protest over increment in price of marijuana

Ilorin the capital of Kwara state has been thrown into pandemonium as youths decried the increment in the cost of Cannabis sativa, popularly known as "igbo" or "weed".

Youths in Alore town went berserk, destroying properties while calling on sellers of the banned substance to bring down the price and hoping somehow the federal government will legalize the sale of Cannabis.

The secretary of state of the Christian Association's of Nigeria (CAN), Dr. Olusola Ajolore, was pained by the recent activities of the youths. He charged the youths to desist from such act which if not controlled has the potential of keeping social vices on a rise.

Speaking to the guardian, Dr. Ajolore said: "This is sad. We need to react on time to avoid the spread of this bad habit among youths. These are our future, but they need to embrace christ-like character, to make the town a peaceful one. Parents in particular should step up their responsibility to their children."

In a similar vein, the chief Imam of Ilorin, Alhaji Mohammed Bashir said: "Ilorin was not like this in the past. Some of this youths are copying bad gangs and they need to tread softly.

Parents should complement our efforts in this regard."

However, the state's police spokesman DSP Ajayi Okesanmi said the police is yet to be fully briefed on the incident and would swing Into action to arrest perpetrators of crime. He also stated that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers are fully at alert and would swing into action "if indeed, it is true."

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