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800+ convicted Nigerians await execution

800+ convicted Nigerians await execution
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Nigerians on death row in South Asian countries for drug offenses.

The current situation with Nigerians on death row in South Asian countries for drug-related crimes is a tragedy that highlights the need for improved drug education and enforcement in Nigeria. It is estimated that there are currently over 800 Nigerians on death row in South Asian countries for drug-related offences. This is a tragedy not only for the individuals concerned, but also for their families and for Nigeria as a whole. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this situation.

Drug trafficking is a major issue in Nigeria. This refers to the illegal trade of drugs, typically involving large sums of money and high levels of violence. Nigeria is a major transit point for drug trafficking due to its location in West Africa, which is a hub for the illegal drug trade. Drugs are a major problem in Nigeria because it fuels violence, corruption, and other criminal activity. It also contributes to the country’s drug addiction problem.

Approximately 15 million Nigerians are involved in drug abuse.

Mr. Shehu Lamuwa, the Assistant Commander of Narcotics, stated that approximately 15 million Nigerians are involved in drug abuse. He went on to explain that this abuse generally comes from the intake of hard substances and prohibited drugs, rather than prescribed drugs. He stated that the number of those affected by drug abuse is disturbing and a significant problem in the country. Mr. Lamuwa went on to explain the dangers and how it can lead to serious health problems and even death.

Dangers of drug abuse are well-documented and well-known. However, despite this knowledge, drug abuse remains a serious problem in our society. Drug abuse can lead to a number of negative consequences, including addiction, health problems, and even death. Anyone who is dealing with drugs should seek help immediately. There are a number of resources available to help people overcome addiction and get their lives back on track. However, the first step is always to seek help and get started on the road to recovery.

Difficult for people to resist the temptation to turn to drugs.

Country’s norms regarding drug use, availability, accessibility, and affordability facilitate the use of hard drugs. Extreme poverty and political and economic instability also contribute to the problem. In particular, the lack of employment opportunities and the high cost of living make it difficult for people to resist the temptation to turn to drugs as a way to make money. In addition, the easy availability of drugs, as well as the fact that they are often used as a form of currency in the illegal economy, makes it hard for people to avoid using them.

There are a number of reasons why someone might turn to drugs and become a drug addict. One of the most significant factors is improper parenting. Without proper guidance and support from parents, children are more likely to engage in anti-social behaviors, including drug use. Additionally, early exposure to drug use can also lead to addiction. Children who are exposed to drugs at a young age are more likely to develop an addiction later in life.

Ensure that those who are addicted to drugs have access.

The drug problem in Nigeria is a major concern. There are many possible solutions to this problem, but the most effective ones will be those that are specifically tailored to the Nigerian context. One potential solution is to increase the availability of drug treatment and rehabilitation services. This would ensure that those who are addicted to drugs have access to the help they need to overcome their addiction. Another solution is to strengthen the enforcement of existing laws against drug trafficking and possession. This would send a strong message to potential drug dealers and users, that drug use is not tolerated in Nigeria.


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Ask Nigeria
2 days ago

800+ convicted Nigerians await executionNigerians on death row in South Asian countries for drug offenses.Express your point of view.

Adeolastan
Member
12 seconds ago

The rate of drug abuse is alarming and is getting worst everyday.. Governments should put effort in eradicating the joint and everywhere it been sold

Okunloye123
Member
12 hours ago

15 million is quite much, this is heartbreaking.

The question is who are those producing those drugs? If this production can be stopped, then there might be a decrease in the number.

The rate at which people are addicted to hard drugs is beyond control, and most youths believe they are doing it for the fun of it, whereas their health is at stake.

Imagine 800+ Nigerians to be executed on drug cases!

Oluwaseyi
Member
23 hours ago

this people won’t leave Nigeria to do drugs abroad if there was enough job opportunities here.

Tonerol10
Member
1 day ago

When Nigeria has failed What do you expect. People want to survive. many people want to live the country

Iyanu12345ogg
Member
1 day ago

Despite the increase in alarm regards side effects of drug abuse,
No positive change so far…. Government should strengthen the enforcement of laws against drug trafficking and possession. This would send a message to drug dealers and users, that drug use is not tolerated within the country.

SarahDiv
Member
1 day ago

It is quite painful to see the numbers of Nigerian in South Asian countries on death sentence for drug trafficking.
All is because of bad leadership we have in Nigeria.

Tjbae
Member
1 day ago

Omg 😱 this is a clap on Nigeria 🇳🇬 face.!why! always Nigeria drug addict and alcoholics every where people are running mad both home and aboard

Abusi
Member
1 day ago

This is very appaling. It’s a shame to Nigeria that our citizens home and abroad engage themselves in drug abuse, drug addiction, and drug smuggling. I hope a lasting solution is put forward unto this menace.

Ultra0711
Member
1 day ago

Number of convicted Nigerians out
there is too much although our poor economy also have an impact in all these. These people should be given a trial they also deserve to live. Availability of these illegal drugs should be limited as it will help limited the rate at which average people get addicted to drugs

Last edited 1 day ago by Ultra0711
Khalifa001
Member
1 day ago

800+ Nigeria’s convicted to be kill that a huge number of people doing illegal things in the southern part of Asia alone you know unemployment is the root of all this

Dimeji0711
Member
1 day ago

These people dealing with illegal drug abroad are portraying Nigeria in a bad manner to other country which is very bad. Our government should be more strict with the enforcement of existing laws against drug trafficking and possession. Most people have turn into drug dealer probably because there is no strict law and if caught they tend to bribe the security agent in charge instead of being penalize according to the law.

Yomii
Member
1 day ago

The lack of employment opportunities in Nigeria and the high cost of living made these people travel out for a better life, yet they still chose this disastrous part which will only lead to their doom. I don’t think they deserve to die tho, they should be rehabilitated, but if that’s the rule over there, then so be it.

Kazeem1
Member
1 day ago

These youths know the effects and dangers of venturing into drug trafficking and abusing drugs, yet they still do them; they deserve whatever befalls on them

Hassan Isa
Member
1 day ago

All of this is occurring because the economy is in a poor state, and people are attempting to make a livelihood by engaging in morally questionable activities, such as selling illegal drugs and other such activities.

Remi1
Member
1 day ago

These people are extremely greedy because why will you go abroad to go and be selling hard drugs when you can easily get job and work for your money

Taiwoo
Member
1 day ago

Hmm in these Asian countries they don’t joke with drug trafficking and abuse o, of all places to go and do that nonsense lol they messed up big time

Tolaniiii
Member
1 day ago

This is very good of the Asian authorities, they should stand trial, and if they are guilty, they should be penalised accordingly.

Chibuzor
Member
1 day ago

Drug addiction has role in fueling violence, corruption, and other forms of criminal activities in Nigeria now these people have carried it overseas😢

Bola12
Member
1 day ago

Drug abuse is extremely common among our youths nowadays, I think more awareness on it’s dangers needs to be done

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
1 day ago

I’ll still partially blame our government for this because if there are stable job opportunities for people, they won’t go into this sort of thing

Adesanyaj72
Member
1 day ago

Yes, the provision of more rehabilitation centers would go a long way in the lives of these people addicted to drugs

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
1 day ago

These are the set of fools that go to other countries to damage the reputation of our people, they deserve the punishment

Haykaylyon26
Member
1 day ago

The number of nigeria await death toll of drug offence is too much, nigerian are too addicted to drug both young and old ones they are to help them to over come the drug addiction by provide good treatment and rehabilitation for them and also punishment should be strict for those who are caught in drug abuse it will reduce the number of people getting addicted. All this are happen since the economy is poor and they are trying to make a living by doing something tha is not right selling illegal drug and so on

DimOla
Member
1 day ago

800 Nigerians in South Asian countries on death toll for drug offenses. That is serious. I am very sure the innocent will be among them.
The reasons for this large number is as a result of what is happening at home here in Nigeria. No good governance, corruption everywhere. It is really disheartening.

jdpumping
Member
1 day ago

Nigeria citizenry that awauts death sentence due to drugs is at an alarming rate,why is like this is because that’s what most of them do as a business so leaving it for them is really hard despite knowing that those countries laws are strict that still venture into it,even back here in Nigeria the rate our youths deals with drug is bad and it’s getting worst.

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