Posted by News Express | 22 October 2020 | 806 times
Suspected hoodlums under the guise of #EndSARS protest on Wednesday set ablaze the Edo state office of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
It was gathered that they set the office on fire after carting away seized cannabis and other hard substance from its warehouse.
The hoodlums attacked the office located at Upper Sakpoba area in Ikpoba Okha local government of Edo state in the afternoon when Soldiers on patrol dispersed the protesters who mounted a roadblock in the area.
Some people in the community said the burning of the NDLEA’s office was not carried out by members of the EndSARS movement but criminals.
According to a source, the NDLEA office is not a place that has valuables that any right-thinking person would like to loot except for contraband goods like cannabis and other dangerous substances used by criminal minded person.
Meanwhile, a police source who spoke to our correspondent said hoodlums had mixed with the #EndSARS protesters to carry out the destruction.
The source who craved anonymity noted that the protesters were being sponsored as people including women were bringing food and drink to them hence the protests still continue.
A protester who corroborated the source, said people are bringing money and food but didn’t know the source of the items. (Daily Trust)
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