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What NDLEA Said About Shooting Suspect During Raid




The Jigawa state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has denied shooting a suspect.

Naija News reports that the NDLEA denied shooting any suspect in the raid carried out by its operatives on a hideout for drug peddlers in Kazaure Local Government Area (LGA).

The commandant of the law enforcement agency, Josephine Obi, made the denial in a brief interview with newsmen and obtained by Naija News in Dutse on Saturday.

Recall that a 25-year-old man, Abubakar Lawan of Shaiskawa village in Kazaure LGA died on April 3, after drowning in a dam while allegedly trying to escape arrest when some operatives of the NDLEA the hideout of some drug peddlers in the area.

This news platform had reported that the youths in the area had as a result of the death of the suspect, attacked the officers and also set the agency’s office in the area ablaze.

While reacting to the report, Obi said;  “I was really sad to read a report by some media outfits that our personnel shot the suspect while he was attempting to escape arrest during a raid in Kazaure LGA.

“Our officers didn’t shot anyone throughout the operation. In fact, one of the officers was attacked and would have been killed while he was holding a rifle.

“But he looked at the crowd and thought that if he was to shoot, he would shoot so many people, and he chose not to shoot.

“They overpowered him and seized his rifle and the person that seized the rifle even attempted to shoot the officer, but for the fact that he could not operate the rifle. That was what saved the officer and we have to give thanks to God for saving the officer’s life,” Obi explained.

She said the deceased did not die from gunshot, but drowned in the dam while he was attempting to escape arrest from the officers.


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