The menace of hard drugs in Nigeria, especially the eastern part of the country has continued to throw up shocking revelations about emerging forms of abuse.
What many may not know is that most of the materials, legal substances and home utilities are now being converted to materials for getting high or for smoking hard drugs. The latest in this revelation is the use of energy bulb in smoking hard drugs.
Massmediang investigation revealed that energy bulbs that are shaped in form of pipes are now used for smoking methamphetamine (meth) popularly known in the South eastern part of Nigeria as Mkpuru mmiri.
It was discovered that when some young boys buy energy bulbs shaped like pipes.
They actually use them to smoke mkpuru mmiri also called ice or guzoro.
It was gathered that when they buy this bulb, the head is unscrewed while the tube is used to smoke ice. The ice is placed inside the bulb and a lighter or any other fire source is used to gently melt the ice.
A shop owner in Owerri, Imo state, Mrs Gladys who spoke to Massmediang said boys usually come to her shop to buy energy bulb but she started suspecting something was wrong when they started requesting for the bulbs frequently.
“I didn’t even know they were using these bulbs for something else. Some of them buy the bulbs and as they step outside the shop they unscrew the head of he bulb and thrown it away.
It was when I started asking some people questions that I was told they use the tube shaped part of the bulb to small mkpuru miri.
This is a shocking revelation. So when next you see your brother, son or daughter always buying energy bulbs that are shaped like tubes or pipes you might have to become more curious and watch the person’s lifestyle.