Chaos occurred after a shoot-out happened this morning in Lagos Island between thugs and personnel of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency in Lagos State.
It was gathered that the agents had come to effect arrests and seize hard drugs when some thugs revolted on Patey Street, Lagos Island. The result of the clash has led to some deaths.
Speaking on the development, popular skit maker, Mr Macaroni, took to his Twitter account to air his opinion, saying, “NDLEA!! Pls Do your job without killing and brutalizing Nigerians. We say no to drug abuse and we also say no to this barbaric behavior. You people said you want to save lives but you have started taking lives. Please do better!!!!”(sic)
Ace talk show host and journalist, Frank Edoho, simply tweeted, “@ndlea_nigeria we implore you to stop fighting and causing fear and panic against your own citizens.”
Also, rights activist, Rinu Oduala, queried if blood must be shed before law enforcement agents in the country could do their jobs.
She tweeted, “I wake up every day to deal with anger, sadness & helplessness. Just look at this. Is this the nation we should keep living in? Police go do their own, soldiers go do their own, NDLEA go do their own. Must you kill us before you work?” (sic)
While airing her opinion on the situation, BBNaija star, Mercy Eke, said the country was becoming unbearable.
She tweeted, “Nigeria is becoming so unbearable for its citizen. Killing and harassing your own people is not the way to go!! @ndlea_nigeria the youths are not the problem, the problem is YOU! Making the conditions of the people worse than they already are is UNFAIR!! DO BETTER! .#NDLEA.”(sic)
Speaking of the development via their Twitter handle, the NDLEA said, “A lot of fake narratives have been going on what happened at Petty area of Lagos Island earlier today. Please disregard them. Truth is our operatives went for the arrest of a major drug kingpin and we got her and 5 others with almost 6,000kg of drugs despite attacks on our men.”