An operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has been killed by gunmen in Ebonyi State on Sunday.
The NDLEA operative and his colleagues were reportedly shot at by the gunmen while on duty on the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway.
One other NDLEA operative was left injured while the gunmen went away with a rifle belonging to the officers after setting their vehicle ablaze.
“On 20th February 2022, Sunday morning at about 300hrs at a drug checkpoint along Enugu Abakaliki expressway at Ezzangbo, unknown gunmen attacked drug law enforcement agents and shot two drug officers on duty.
“One officer killed while the other one was shot in the leg which fractured his leg. One rifle collected, one patrol Hilux Van burnt. The names of the victims not yet disclosed,” a source told Premium Times.