60 arrested over NDLEA, drug peddlers clash

According to NAN, three people were killed and property worth millions of naira destroyed when suspected touts went on rampage in some areas of Ilorin.

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

The Kwara State Police Command has said that it has arrested 60 persons linked to the clash between National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officers and drug peddlers in Ilorin.

The command spokesman, Samuel Okasanmi, said this on Sunday, April 26, while addressing newsmen in llorin.

He said police had launched a manhunt for the ring leader of the attack.

The alleged ringleader of the crisis was said to have led a gang on retaliation against some operatives of the NDLEA.

Okasanmi said the NDLEA operatives were part of the team that raided marijuana smokers' spot at Idi-Ape- Baruba area on Friday, April 24.

He said many houses and motorcycles were burnt and damaged during the violence.

The police spokesman said the command had ordered a thorough probe into the immediate and remote causes of the incidence while those found culpable will be prosecuted.

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