At least one person has been confirmed dead and six others, including a nine-month-old baby, sustained injuries following a clash between operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and hoodlums in the ATC area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The spokesman for the Taraba State Police Command, ASP Usman
Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident said the injured were receiving
treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.
The incident, according to Abdullahi, happened when men of the
NDLEA, acting on intelligence, raided an area known as a haven for
dealers of illicit drugs and were resisted by the hoodlums who attacked
them with stones and attempted to disarm them.
Efforts to get the reaction of the NDLEA spokesperson in Taraba failed
as his phone lines were switched off, at the time of filing this report.