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Four injured as NDLEA, NURTW clash in Osun

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)

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No fewer than four persons were injured on Thursday during a gun duel between operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Osogbo, Osun State capital.

It was learnt that the victims have been taken to hospital for treatment.

The crisis ensued when the officials of the NDLEA arrested a driver of a bus, who was allegedly tracked to Osogbo for carrying drugs.

It was gathered that the commercial bus was followed from outside Osun State to Lagos Park, Old Garage, Osogbo.

Speaking with the NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babayemi said miscreants in the garage came out with bottles, cutlasses and guns and attacked his men during the arrest of a driver that was carrying consignment.

Babayemi explained, “There was an intelligence that a particular vehicle is bringing drugs to Osogbo, so, today, they followed the vehicle to a particular garage to see who the consignment will be delivered to. At one point, they tracked the vehicle to the garage and arrested the driver.

“So, at the time they arrested the driver, it raised alarm and the miscreants in the garage came out with bottles, cutlasses and guns and our command was able to contact the CP for reinforcement, which was provided and in an attempt to withdraw from the scene, there was conflict.”

He confirmed that four persons were injured and have been taken to the hospital.