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Gunmen kill three NDLEA officers in Okene

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The attack occurred on Friday evening around 8:30p.m. after the gunmen reportedly ambushed six officers of the agency while on duty at one of their post around the main gate of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene.

Three officers of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agent (NDLEA) were gunned down by unknown gunmen in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State at the weekend.

The attack occurred on Friday evening around 8:30p.m. after the gunmen reportedly ambushed six officers of the agency while on duty at one of their post around the main gate of the Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene.

Three officers, Onwumere Nicholas, Peter Ebun and Abdulrahman Musa, lost their lives on spot while the other officers escaped with injuries.

According to an eyewitness, Mr. Joel Abraham, the hoodlums ran away with two rifle guns belonging to the officers.

Confirming the incident, the Kogi State Commandant of NDLEA, Alhaji Idris Bello, said three of his men fell to the bullets in Okene, while on patrol.

Bello added that NDLEA together with other sister agencies in the state have put all necessary plans in motion to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous act.


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