20 June 2012

Nigeria: Two Killed As NDLEA, Drivers Clash in Ekiti

Ado-Ekiti — Two persons were reportedly killed yesterday when men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) stormed a motor park in Ado-Ekiti, to arrest suspected drug addicts.

It was gathered that the NDLEA operatives stormed the motor park along Ajilosun area of the metropolis, following a tip-off that some people suspected to be drug addicts had turned the park to their hideout.

It was gathered that immediately the suspects sighted the operatives, they took to their heels, and that the NDLEA operatives shot into the air. It was gathered that the bullet hit two persons. But the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Victor Babayemi said nobody died in the incident.

He said one person was shot, and that he was in the hospital receiving treatment. He said the command drafted its men to the spot when it received information that there was tension in the area.

The NURTW chairman in the state, Mr Julius Jegede, said the resistance from his men was not because they were guilty of drug abuse, but because of the manner by which the NDLEA officials stormed the park.

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