The destroyed van
NDLEA loses two officers, van in Ebonyi
By Nweze Anaga, Abakaliki
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has lost two officers on duty along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Abakaliki-Enugu express road, Ebonyi State.
They were allegedly killed in early hours of Sunday by unknown gunmen, who also set their Hilux van ablaze.
It was gathered that other officers on duty sustained serious injuries, while the reason for the attack was not known at press time.
A source told Nigeria News Flight that the incident happened around 2:00am on Sunday when the gunmen confronted the officers, who were on duty at check-point and started shooting for over two hours unstopped.
The source further said that the gunshots forced the villagers to run for safety.
“On 20th February 2022, Sunday morning at about 2:00am at a drug check point along Enugu-Abakaliki highway Ezzangbo, unknown gunmen attacked drug law-enforcement agents and shot two drug officers on duty.
“The attack occurred about two polls away from the Military check-point along the expressway.
The attack is coming six days after three policemen were shot dead by unknown gunmen at Ezillo axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki express road in Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State,” he said.
It would also be recalled that three policemen were gunned down in front of the Ezillo police station having mounted a road block along the express road few weeks ago.
Confirming the incident, the Security Consultant to Ebonyi State Government, Chief Stanley Okoroemegha, stated that two officers lost their lives in the attack, adding that investigation was ongoing to ensure that the culprits were arrested and prosecuted accordingly.