Protest erupted at Nunku community in Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, yesterday, following the killing of a primary school headmaster by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Sunday night.
Narrating the incident to Nigerian Pilot, a resident of the area, Rabiu Abdullahi, said NDLEA officials stormed the community around 8pm and shot sporadically at residents who were resting after the day’s activities.
Abdullahi, who is also the sole administrator of the state owned newspaper, Nasarawa Newsday, said the officials shot one Abubakar Abdullahi, a school headmaster, on the head.
He said while conveying him in their truck the victim gave up the ghost which prompted them to dump his corpse by the roadside, adding that Abdullahi’s kinsmen discovered the body and deposited it at a local hospital.
However, an identity card belonging to one Hassan Musa Abdullahi, a senior narcotics officer, was recovered at the scene with a bag containing Indian hemp and handcuffs.
Confirming the incident, the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq Bello, said it took the intervention of the police and King of Mada land, the Chun Mada, HRH Samson Gamu Yare, to free Akwanga-Jos road which was barricaded by angry youths after the incident on Sunday.
He said the road was also barricaded yesterday morning, but the police in collaboration with some elders of the community persuaded the youths to re-open it.
When our correspondent visited the state command of the NDLEA, the commandant was said to have travelled out, while the deputy commandant declined comments, claiming he was not officially briefed on the matter.


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