From Ahmad Ibrahin Lokoja
It was a black day for the people of the central axis of Kogi State as unknown gunmen in Okene ambushed officers of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on duty killing three on the spot.
The attack occurred at about 8.30 pm on Friday evening when six officers of the agency were on duty at one of their posts around the main gate of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene.
The officers, Onwumere Nicholas, Peter Ebun and Abdulrahman Musa all lost their lives during the unfortunate incident.
Peoples Daily reliably gathered that the incident which affected six officers of the agency, equally left three other lucky officers to escape unhurt.
The source further disclosed that the hoodlums ran away with two rifles belonging to the fallen officers of the agency.
Reacting to the ugly incident, the Kogi State Commandant of NDLEA, Alhaji Idris Bello disclosed that three of his men felled to the guns of hoodlums in Okene while on patrol on Friday evening.
He pointed out that NDLEA together with other sister agencies in the state have put all necessary plans in motion to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous crime.