Yet-to-be-identified gunmen killed one of the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on duty along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki Express road on Sunday morning.

Our correspondent gathered that some of the officers on duty sustained serious injuries in the attack.

According to our source who spoke to Tribune Online on the grounds of anonymity, the incident happened at about 3 am on Sunday.

The source further disclosed that the gunmen also collected one riffle from the officers while the Patrol Hilux Van used in the checkpoint was burnt.

The source said, “on 20th February 2022, Sunday morning at about 300hrs at a drug check point 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.”

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