The Kwara State Police Command, on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of about 60 suspects connected with Saturday’s disturbance at Agbarere quarters of Ilorin, in which two got killed.
The spokesman of the command, Mr Ajayi Okasanmi, disclosed this while giving update on the mayhem that trailed the clash between the operatives of the National Drugs, Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and drug users during the Saturday sanitation exercise in Ilorin.
Okasanmi said the Command had launched a manhunt for the ring leaders behind the disturbance.
He said the ringleader of the crisis was believed to have led his gang on a reprisal attack at the family compound of two operatives of the NDLEA.
He said the NDLEA operatives were part of the team that raided the den of marijuana smokers’ at Idi-Ape- Baruba area of Ilorin last Friday.
Enraged by the attack on their hideout, the ringleader allegedly led his men to the family residence of the officers, setting many houses and motorcycles ablaze while a number of vehicles were also damaged.
The Police spokesman said the command had ordered thorough probe into the immediate and remote causes of the incidence while those found culpable would be prosecuted accordingly.