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#GENERAL NEWS:Drug peddlers kill 4 NDLEA officers in Ondo, burn vehicle

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Bamigbola Gbolagunte, Akure and Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto with enterprise report

Gunmen have killed 4 officers of the Ondo nation Command of the countrywide tablets law Enforcement company (NDLEA) in Ifon, headquarters of Ose neighborhood government area of the state.

The incident happened on Sunday, whilst guys of the carrier were appearing their duty at a checkpoint near Ifon, in Ose nearby authorities place of the kingdom.

The lifeless bodies of the sufferers had been reportedly observed with the aid of a few farmers on their manner from the farm, along the checkpoint in Ikaro, near Ifon.

Commander of NDLEA in Ondo nation, Haruna Gagara, confirmed the incident and introduced that investigations are ongoing to unravel the scenario and bring the perpetrators to ebook.

Gagara similarly noted that men of the command have gone to the scene of the incident to evacuate the corpses alongside   different security businesses who're worried inside the operation.

He stated killing of its guys will not deter the business enterprise in its fight against narcotics and people selling it.

In an interview with newsmen, the day prior to this, in Akure, Gagara defined the loss of his guys in an unprovoked attack as ‘a very painful one’.

He said with the collaboration of different security agencies inside the kingdom, the fight towards narcotics dealers has simply started.

“5 of my officers have been on patrol responsibility on Ifon avenue,  persons on motorcycle with Ak47 riffles in a sack, opened fire at the officials, killing four and one escaped unhurt.

“They set the patrol van ablaze earlier than they left. This form of incident has not came about earlier than, however, we've got had cases of mob assault. This is the first time they got here and attacked our men for no cause.

“It turned into an unprovoked assault. The people we are waging warfare towards are the high suspects. I’m positive God will reveal them and we can get them.

“however, I’m promising you; this could no longer deter us, rather, it will ginger us to do greater. I guarantee you, with other protection agencies in the nation, the battle will really be received,” Gagara said.

In his reaction, NDLEA Chairman/CEO, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd), condemned the killing.

He additionally frowned on the upsurge in drug-related crimes in the kingdom.

Abdullah, in a statement signed with the aid of the organization’s Director of Narcotics, Femi Oloruntoba, stated this during an interplay with newsmen, in Abuja, the day prior to this.

He recalled that drug syndicates and barons launched an attack on NDLEA patrol crew in Ondo country killing 4 officials, immediately, and burning the patrol van.


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