Monday, 3 August 2015

NDLEA to face law for allegedly involved in killings of traders at Aba


The members of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), who allegedly partook on the wanton killings at Aba, Abia State at the weekend may likely end in jail.

News48hrs.com recalled that some officials of the NDLEA, Abia command, were accused of involving in the killing of traders at the Ari­aria International [post_ad] Market at the weekend, during which three traders at the Bakassi Line, which houses shoe makers and other al­lied products at the Ari­aria International Market, were gunned down when some officials of NDLEA raided the sec­tion of the market under the guise of searching for deal­ers in hard drugs.
 
Scores of other traders sustained varying degrees of injuries as a result of the shootings.

Member representing Aba North and Aba South at the House of Represen­tatives, Hon Prestige Ossy, who gave the assurance in Aba while addressing the traders when he visited the scene of the incident on Saturday, said it was heart-rending that armed officials of NDLEA could raid the market and without any provocation or threat to their lives reportedly opened fire on defenseless civilians going about their legitimate businesses.

“This is very sad. I can­celled the official function I was to attend in Kano and came down to Aba this morning (Saturday) to get a first-hand information and what I have seen is, to say the least, horrible.
“We are not in a war situ­ation that law enforcement agencies should come into the market with guns and start shooting indiscrimi­nately at defenseless civil­ians. I am taking this matter up and all those involved in this dastardly act will not go unpunished”, he assured the people.
Ossy, who later visited the injured traders at the different hospitals where they were receiving treat­ment, promised to off set their medical bills and those of two other patients, who had remained in a hospital for over six months because nobody could settle their medical bills.



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