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One person has been confirmed dead while six others including a nine-month-old baby sustained varying degrees of injuries in a clash between operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency and hoodlums in the ATC area of Jalingo, the Taraba State capital.
The spokesman for the Taraba State Police Command, ASP Usman Abdullahi, who confirmed the incident said the injured were receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre in Jalingo.
Abdullahi explained that the clash broke out when hoodlums resisted officers of the NDLEA from raiding area known for dealers of illicit drugs.
The spokesman said, the hoodlums pelted stones on the officers, saying the incident frustrate the officers to attack the hoodlums.
“Sensing that their lives were in danger, the NDLEA personnel acted in self-defence leading to the death of one person, while six others sustained injuries.
“The corpse of the deceased has been deposited at the federal medical centre, while the injured are also receiving treatment,” he said.
Efforts to get the reaction of the NDLEA spokesperson in Taraba failed as his phone number was switched off, at the time of filing this report.