Kogi State commandant of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Idris Bello confirms that three officials of the agency have been killed by gunmen in Okene Local Government Area of the State.
The attack which occurred at about 8:30pm left three out of the six officers of the agency dead, while on their duty post around Federal College of Education (FCE) Okene.
The killed officers are Onwumere Nicholas, Peter Ebun and Abraham Musa.
The state commandant said NDLEA together with other sister agency in the state has put all necessary plans in motion to arrest the perpetrators of the heinous act.
One of the deceased officers, Ebun, was also a photographer, hunter, choirmaster of the local Catholic Church and a frontline role player in community affairs. The sad news of his death has been broken to his 80-year-old mother who they say has remained inconsolable. He would be buried later today October 16th.