Men of the Kaduna State Police Command, Zaria Area Command have arrested six suspected over drug abuse in Samaru, Sabon Gari Local Government Area of the state.
The team, Daily Trust gathered, stormed the suspected drug addicts’ hide-out following a tip-off.
Our correspondent gathered that one of the suspects slumped during the raid and was later confirmed dead at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Shika.
The news of the death of their member allegedly caused confusion in the area as the members mobilized and embarked on a violent protest, smashing three cars and burning two houses in Samaru.
Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Aliyu Mukhtar, said the police patrol team stormed the dark spots which are notorious for illicit drug sales and consumption.
He said, “Upon sighting our men, the addicts took to their heels, but six of them were arrested while we went after the fleeing members. One of them probably due to exhaustion slumped; he was taken to the Ahmadu Bello Teaching Hospital, Shika, where he died.
“His gang members decided to vent their anger on the populace by smashing vehicles and setting houses ablaze. Exhibits recovered from them include; dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and hard drugs.”
He noted that investigation has commenced into the matter and very soon they will be charged to court.