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Wednesday, 06 February, 2019

Burera holds mass campaign against illicit drugs in schools

The District Police Unit (DPU) of Burera conducted an all-out campaign on Tuesday sensitizing students on the dangers of abusing illicit drugs and child pregnancies.

The awareness that also seeks to tighten the fight against psychotropic substances and stiffening operations against suppliers was extended to over 6000 students in all the 17 sectors of Burera.

Chief Inspector of Police (CIP) Alex Rugigana, the Police spokesperson for the Northern region, said that the campaign was spearheaded by Police stations and local leaders in all the sectors.

“Understanding that Burera is one of the routes used by drug traffickers especially those dealing in assorted illicit gin such as Kanyanga, Chief Waragi and Zebra gin, the DPU launched this campaign to educate the young people on the dangers of abusing these contrabands, enlighten them on their community policing right to report dealers; it is a deliberate campaign to tighten grip on traffickers,” CIP Rugigana.

The campaign also seeks to sensitize the students against sexual malpractices and prevent under age pregnancies.

While addressing students of Groupe Scolaire Kirambo located in Rusarabuye Sector, the vice mayor of Burera in charge of Social Affairs, Jean Baptiste Habyarimana, urged them to be custodians of the law in their communities.

He also called upon parents to ensure that all children go to school, and tasked grassroots leaders to ensure this is the case.

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