The Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA has announced the successful capture of a notorious drug Kingpin, Micha Godwin in Taraba State.
It was learned that Micha plies his evil trade in Nukai market, along Jalingo-Wukari road, Jalingo.
NDLEA operatives stormed the market at about 2.30pm on Tuesday to arrest the drug dealer and evacuate illicit substances in his warehouse. During the bust, Anti-narcotic officers came under serious attack from the kingpin and his boys and at least seven agents were injured and one of their vehicles damaged.
A reinforcement from the state Command of the Agency and other security agencies was quickly deployed to rescue the operatives from the scene of attack.
Despite the attack, the officers managed to arrest their target before recovering some quantities of illicit drugs from the suspect and thereafter retreated to take the wounded to the hospital for treatment.
Reacting to the incident, Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) condemned the attack and directed immediate switch to new operational guidelines that will make officers and men well-positioned to defend themselves adequately in the course of carrying out their duties.
He warned that henceforth any obstruction or attack on NDLEA operatives in line of duty by suspects or their supporters would receive commensurate response.