Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs

Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs
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ISSN: 2332-0761

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Nwannennaya C

Nwannennaya C
Chief Superintendent of Narcotics, Directorate of General Investigations, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency,
Lagos Office

  • Research Article
    Illicit Drug Trafficking in Nigeria: Obstacle to National Development and Security
    Author(s): Nwannennaya C and Abiodun TFNwannennaya C and Abiodun TF

    One of the actual threats to the nation’s and human security is the alarming rate of illicit drug trafficking (IDT). The menace of illicit drug trafficking poses heinous threats to human lives, national development and security. Most of the Nigerian borders are porous, therefore, giving room for easy influx, movement and exit of drugs. However, the failing economy, insecurity, high rate of graduate unemployment, poverty, failure of government to provide basic necessities of life, high level of corruption and get-rich-quickly syndrome among the youths in Nigeria, constitute the various banes behind the practice of illicit drug trafficking in the state. This study interrogates the obstacles and threats posed by drug trafficking to human lives, state’s development and national security; it assesses the concerted efforts of the Nigerian government aimed at combating the menace.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2332-0761.1000230

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