Three NDLEA officers die in Ogun operation
It was a black Sunday for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) as three of its officers were killed in a mob attack while on official assignment in Owode, Ogun State.
The incident occurred during the arrest of a notorious cannabis dealer, Azeez Babatunde.
The officers – Bolaji Owolodun, Rabiu Usman Kazaure and Ishaku Joshua were confirmed dead following the attack.
The Chairman of the agency, Ahmadu Giade, who received the news of the officers’ death vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“It is shocking that officers on legitimate assignment will be attacked and killed by people whose interest they are protecting.
“I have ordered investigation into the incident and the agency will leave no stone unturned until the perpetrators are arrested and dealt with in accordance with the laws of the country,” Giade assured.
The NDLEA boss described the officers as gallant heroes of the anti-narcotics crusade.
“These gallant heroes have paid the supreme price for a drug-free society. We shall immortalize them by punishing the culprits and sustain the fight against drug barons.
“The agency will take good care of the family members they have left behind,” the NDLEA boss added.
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