Luck ran out of two alleged drug addicts in Lokoja on Sunday when the men of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) swooped on their joint called ‘Bunk’ behind Moremi, where they buy and smoke Marijuana, also known as ‘weeds.’
It was gathered that on a tip off from members of the public, the men of NDLEA swooped in and raided the hideout. However, an eyewitness told The Guardian that the suspects, on sighting the NDLEA men, took to their heels and the officers gave chase. Four of the suspects were apprehended while two others jumped into the Rivers Niger and Benue.
They were, however, trapped by fishermen’s nets and got drowned. The eyewitness further explained that two of the apprehended suspects were twin brothers, who claimed to be upcoming music artists though they belong to a clique of drug addicts. It also was learnt that those who escaped later regrouped and launched an attack on Andankolo Police Station believing that it was the police that killed their colleagues.