Kogi: NDLEA Mourns Slain Officers, Vow To Fish Out Assailants


LAGOS OCTOBER 17TH (NEWSRANGERS)-National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, was thrown into mourning last weekend following the attack on officers of the Agency by unknown gun men, claiming three lives.
The Officers and men, according to a statement made available to NewsRangers.com until their demise were serving in Okene Area Command, Kogi State Command of the Agency.
“The officers and men who were on motorized patrol had stopped at a point opposite the Federal College of Education, Okene last Friday at 2000 hours, when some unidentified men sprang from behind and started shooting at the officers. Three out of the six officers died on the spot while the remaining others escaped.
“ The assailants made away with two riffles after gunning down the three officers. The slain officers are Nicholas Onwumere, an Assistant Superintendent of Narcotics, Abdulrahaman Musa and Ebun Peters, who were both Narcotic Agents,” the statement disclosed.
NDLEA Kogi State Command explained that it is working closely with the State Police Command, Department of State Services, DSS and other security agencies in the State in ensuring that the assailants are apprehended and brought to justice.
“The incident has brought to the fore once again the hazards of the asymmetric drug war. The heart of the Agency goes to the families of the fallen officers and men who have paid the highest sacrifice for their fatherland by dying in active service. They may have died but their dream of a drug-free Nigeria will never die,” the statement said.

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