No fewer than three National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, operatives and three suspected drug peddlers lost their lives, yesterday, during a clash between the operatives and suspected drug peddlers in Sabo area of Owode in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
An eyewitness told Vanguard that the clash occurred following an attempt by the NDLEA officials to arrest some drug dealers in the area.
It was gathered that several suspected drug dealers lost their lives during the shoot-out.
Confirming the incident, the state commander of the NDLEA, Bala Fagge, said some of his men were attacked by the suspects.
Fagge who did not give the exact figure of the number of his men that lost their lives in the violence, said he could not comment on the incident as he was still mourning his men.
Vanguard’s checks, however, revealed that the drug dealers had got the hint of their impending arrest by the operatives and laid ambush for the officers.