An intense clash between hoodlums, allegedly sponsored by drug cartels and officials of the NDLEA snowballed into an exchange of gunfire on Olateju Street, Mushin, causing tension that sent shivers down the spines of residents and business owners in the area on Monday.
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Reacting, the NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said the officials went after some drug dealers in the area and like before, they came under attack from armed gangs working for the drug cartels.
“Our men, however, successfully repelled their attack and arrested one of the two targeted barons along with about three other suspects with about 2,000 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs also seized from their enclaves.
“There was no casualty recorded in the encounter as our operatives tactically and successfully overwhelmed their firepower,” he added.