President Declares State of Emergency as West Africans Dig Graves for ‘Zombie’ Drug Made from Human Bones

In a chilling revelation, it has been uncovered that a psychoactive drug made from human bones is compelling addicts to dig graves in Sierra Leone, a country in West Africa. According to a report by the BBC, this alarming trend has been coerced to publicly declare a state of emergency in Sierra Leone. Authorities in Freetown are taking measures to safeguard cemeteries, preventing individuals attempting to create the ‘zombie drug’ by excavating graves.

It is notable that this drug, known as “kush,” is concocted from various toxic substances, with a significant portion derived from human bones. Police officers in Freetown are vigilantly guarding cemeteries to halt those attempting to create the drug.

Sierra Leone President Julius Maada Bio declared a state of emergency.

Rampant Addiction: The Menace of the Zombie Drug in West African Nations

The intoxicating grip of this drug persists for several hours, and its effects have been felt in West African countries for nearly six years now. Outlets report that this drug induces a hypnotic high, affecting individuals for extended periods. Its proliferation has birthed a widespread crisis within the nation, with dealers resorting to violent tactics.

The dealers, driven by the need to fulfill demand, have resorted to grave robbery, plundering thousands of skeletons. This dire situation underscores the alarming extent to which addiction has permeated society, posing a significant threat to public health and safety.

Presidential Declaration: Sierra Leone’s Fight Against Synthetic Drug Menace

Sierra Leone’s President, Julius Maada Bio, has officially declared the nation’s battle against the threat posed by the consumption of narcotics and synthetic drugs, particularly the effects of the synthetic drug Kush. The rampant use of addictive substances has led to an alarming rise in mortality rates among drug users. 

To combat this menace, a task force has been established with the aim of setting up centers in every district. These centers will be staffed with trained professionals to provide assistance and support to individuals affected by substance abuse, marking a significant step in the country’s efforts to eradicate the scourge of addiction.

Investigation, arrest and action will be taken to stop the supply chain of this drug.

Efforts to Halt Drug Supply Chain: Establishing Substance Abuse Centers in Sierra Leone

In a concerted effort to disrupt the supply chain of drugs, authorities have announced plans for investigation, apprehension, and prosecution. Presently, Freetown stands as the sole city in the country with a drug rehabilitation center. 

This year saw the inauguration of a 100-bed facility at the Army Training Center. However, due to deficiencies in essential amenities, rehabilitated individuals are being relocated to additional holding centers termed as “reintegration centers.”

Lack of Official Data on Fatalities Caused by Drug Addiction Raises Concerns in Sierra Leone

The official announcement of the President’s crackdown on drug abuse is deemed essential by Sierra Leone’s Head Psychiatrist, Dr. Abdul Jalloh. It is hoped that this initiative will lead to liberation from substance dependency. However, there is a notable absence of official records regarding fatalities directly linked to drug consumption. 

Despite this, a doctor in Freetown informed the BBC that in recent months, several youths have succumbed to organ failure following consumption of Kush. Between 2020 and 2023, admissions related to illnesses associated with Kush at the Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital have skyrocketed by a staggering 4,000%.

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