There was confusion in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, on Saturday, when some officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement A gency (NDLEA) and suspected drug peddlers engaged in a shootout.
Two persons were feared killed and several houses burnt while the crisis lasted.
Reports said trouble started when the NDLEA officers went to an area in Oja-Oba, Ilorin to arrest some suspected drug peddlers. The suspects were said to have resisted arrest, conseq-uent upon which the NDLEA officers were overpowered.
The suspected drug peddlers then went on the rampage destroying properties in sight,while the NDLEA officers were said to have run to a nearby police station for safety.
The police post in Oja-Oba was said to have reinforced security for the NDLEA officers to overpower the miscreants. In the process, some arrests were made.
Spokesman for Kwara State Police Command, Ajayi Okasanmi, confirmed the incident.