Gunmen kill NDLEA official

NDLEA officials [Photo credit:]

Suspected armed robbers on Friday gunned down an operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, and injured three others in Kano.

The NDLEA Chairman, Mohammad Abdullah, said the incident occurred when one of its patrol teams approached a road block in the city.

He said it was not immediately certain whether the gunmen were drug traffickers or robbers.

Narrating the development further, commander, Kano NDLEA, Hamza Umar told journalists that the late officer was shot on the back adding that he had been laid to rest.

The NDLEA boss explained how the NDLEA’s poor funding was the reason why its operatives could not adequately protect themselves from such attacks.

“We have lost a senior and gallant office in active service and even though loss of life is certain, this one is sadden and painful but that will not stop us from the fight.

“Although the men were on routine operation, maybe if they were adequately equipped, perhaps they would have won the gun duel. But again this incident will further enable us to continue our consistent call on the federal government for better funding of the agency,” he said.


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  • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

    Without delay, people will send congratulatory messages to the murderers for helping to undermine Buhari efforts in fighting insecurity.

    • Jach J. King

      Even, if the federal government annual budget is given to the NDLEA, nothing can improve in their character in general. Please officer leave out funding or no funding here, you don’t destroy and set enquiry of who did that sir. The patrol teams never presented the truth of what actually happened to one of them.

      In this case, there are possibilities that when one of their staff amongst the patrol team refused to compromise in a scam deal with others, hummm! heeeeey!! undoubtedly, it can’t be out of place that the heartlessly desperate amongst them can simply perform this evil act and coax others whereas they collectively claimed it was an attack by unknown assailant.