Enraged youths from Irete Autonomous Community in Owerri-West Local Government Area of Imo State, have set ablaze the abode of illicit drug dealers in the area.

The incident took place at Umuelele village off the Owerri/Onitsha Express-Way in Owerri-West LGA, where the youths, fueled by frustration, resolved to take action against the scourge of illicit drugs plaguing their community.

Sources reveal that the youths had previously issued warnings and sent letters to the drug barons operating within their vicinity, demanding their immediate departure.

However, these warnings fell on deaf ears, prompting the youths to take matters into their own hands.

The target of their ire was a cluster of shanties situated behind St. Mary’s Hospital, where drug peddlers congregated to dispense narcotics, including the notorious “mkpuru-miri.”

Despite repeated admonitions from local authorities and community leaders against the proliferation of narcotics, the drug dealers remained defiant, disregarding the pleas for cessation.

The culmination of these tensions resulted in the incensed youths executing their ultimatum, setting ablaze the premises inhabited by the illicit drug dealers.


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