Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Three Persons Shot Dead As NDLEA, Hoodlums Clash In Taraba

About three persons were killed during a raid by men of National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Taraba state.

It was gathered that the two persons who were killed by the operatives Tuesday evening were drugs dealers.

An eyewitness, Mr Tarhour Memga who is the chairman of the yam sellers association at the popular ATC market Jalingo where the incident happened, narrated that the hoodlums attacked the NDLEA personnel on operation and were making efforts to disarmed them before their action turned against them.

He said, the sporadic shooting of the NDLEA personnel in defence against the hoodlums also affected a yam seller identify as, Miss Abisala who is currently receiving treatment in a hospital in Jalingo.

Memga narrated:

“The hoodlums attacked the NDLEA right in our present, they were trying to disarm the personals so they can free a drug dealer who was arrested.

“In the process, they smashed the official Hilux van of the officers and were making all efforts to disarmed them before the officers started shooting at them.

“Two of the hoodlums were killed at the spot and a stray bullet also got one of my market associates and she is now in the hospital.

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