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Sweet sweet codeine: What happened next? – BBC Africa

In Nigeria, thousands of young people are addicted to codeine cough syrup – a medicine that’s become a street drug.

The Nigerian senate estimates that 3 million bottles of codeine syrup are drunk every day in just two states – Kano and Jigawa.

BBC Africa Eye went undercover to investigate the people behind Nigeria’s cough syrup crisis. One year later, new laws have come into effect in Nigeria to protect it’s youths from the chains of codeine addiction. But just what happened next?

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