Gunmen Attack NDLEA Operatives In Ebonyi, Kill 1

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Unknown gunmen Sunday morning attacked a team of National Drug operatives on duty along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway, killing one of the personnel and njuring one other.

A credible source said that the incident happened at aboutseriously i 3am on Sunday, adding that the gunmen after carrying out the attack escaped.

The source further disclosed that the gunmen also collected one riffle from the officers while the NDLEA patrol Hilux Van was burnt by the attackers.

The source said, “On 20th Feb. 2022, Sunday morning at about 300hrs at Drug checkpoint along Enugu Abakaliki highway Ezzangbo, unknown gunmen attacked Drug law enforcement agents and shot two drug officers on duty.

“One officer killed while the other one was shot on the leg which fractured his leg. One riffle collected, one patrol Hilux Van burnt. The names of the victims not yet disclosed.”

Reporters also gathered that the attack was carried out at a place not too far away from a Military checkpoint along the expressway.

When contacted, the NDLEA Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi state command, Audu Benji, said he was in a meeting.

Also, the state police command has not issued any statement on the incident.

The attack is coming barely six days after three police officers were shot dead by gunmen at the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway in Ebonyi.

The three officers were gunned down in front of the Ezillo police station where they were manning a roadblock along the expressway.

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