What is in a 'drug'? You may ask yourself if you are told of how ‘small small’ girls are now hooked.

That is the same question that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is asking itself.

The agency, is worried by the increasing cases of drug abuse among young women.

Commander of NDLEA in Borno state, Mr Apeh Reuben, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu on Monday that young girls between the ages of 15 and 35 were increasingly involved in drugs consumption and abuse.

“Some of the females consume and abuse multiple drugs, especially Tramadol, Amphetamine and Cannabis,” he said,

He called for partnership with Yobe government to curtail the ugly trend in the interest of the individuals and the state.

“This will have devastating consequences on the future of the state if adequate measures are not taken at the right time,” he warned.

Speaking on the constraints of his agency in the state, Reuben said inadequacy of vehicles and accommodation for addicts being rehabilitated, were their major challenges.

He said the addicts were being accommodated in rented apartments, stressing that ensuring the welfare of such people, was paramount.

Reuben said in spite of the challenges, his command was doing its best, adding that last year, no fewer than 98 drug dependent persons had been rehabilitated.