The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has warned farmers in Gombe State against inducing labourers with hard drugs to work for them.
The NDLEA Commandant in the state, Aliyu Adole, gave the warning in an interview on Friday.
He noted that investigation reveals that some farmers were in the habit of adulterating milk and pudding with drugs before giving them to labourers employed to work in their farms, to enable them work tirelessly.
He said that most of their victims were youths between the ages of 15 and 30 irrespective of gender.
He said that research in the state had shown that youths, male and female, were the major victims of drug abuse.
According to him, further findings indicate that the impact of drug abuse on academic activities impede with the physiological, psychological and emotional functions of the students.
The commandant said that the effect
of drugs could impair the memory and affects other intellectual faculties.