The Kwara Police Command on Sunday made an arrest of about 60 suspects in connection to Saturday’s clash between officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), and drug addicts in Ilorin.
Command spokesperson, Samuel Okasanmi, announced this while addressing newsmen in llorin on Sunday. He said police had launched a manhunt for the ring leader of the disturbance. The ringleader of the crisis allegedly led a gang on a reprisal against some operatives of the NDLEA.
Three people were feared dead and property worth millions of naira destroyed when the thugs went on rampage in some areas of Ilorin. He said many houses and motorcycles were burnt and damaged during the incidence.
The police spokesperson said the command had ordered a thorough probe into the immediate and remote causes of the incidence while those found culpable would be prosecuted.
Residents of the area fled their homes during the rampage of the thugs and are yet to return as they are taking refuge at different parts of the town. Many domestic animals were not spared as several of them were slaughtered by the hoodlums during the attack.
There was no presence of police officers or security operatives in uniform in the affected area on Sunday when a correspondent visited the area. Some of the residents, however, appealed to the government to provide adequate security to the residents to avoid a recurrence.