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BREAKING: One dead, official injured as rampaging youths set NDLEA office on fire

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Rampaging youths on Thursday evening razed the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) office in Kazaure local government of Jigawa state.

The office located along Daura-Kazaure road opposite Dikko Roni filing station was completely burnt down by the youths during the mob action.

The youths also injured an NDLEA official identified as Stanley Sylvester, an Assistant Narcotic office I.

Findings indicated the youths were provoked after NDLEA operatives killed a suspected drug kingpin in the area.

It was gathered the incident occurred when the operatives raided criminal hideouts in Kazaure town, headquarters of Kazaure local government area.

An eyewitness, who preferred anonymity, identified the deceased as 25-year-old Abubakar Lawal, a resident of Sha-iskawa Kazaure.

He said the deceased ran for safety and jumped into Kazaure river during the raid where he was allegedly shot dead by the NDLEA operatives.

Eyewitness said the killing resulted to crisis, making the angry youths to chase away NDLEA officials.

They also burnt two of their vehicles and injured one official.

When contacted, the Public Relation Officer to the Jigawa state Nigerian Security and Civil Defense, DSP Adamu Shehu confirmed the incident.

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He said: “The NDLEA personal raided a resident on which allegedly as hideout of illegal drugs consumption and trading.”

Shehu added: “The NDLEA arrested some and while some escaped, one of them drowned in to Kazaure river and died.”

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