Unknown gunmen have shot dead four officers of the Ondo state command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at a checkpoint near Ifon area on Owo/Benin City Road.
The incident occurred on Sunday evening at the checkpoint located at lkaro/ Sabo axis of the Owo/Benin City highway.
The gunmen numbering three and suspected to be Indian hemp dealers, came on a motorcycle with AK 47 rifles and shot five NDLEA officers on duty at the checkpoint, but one of the agency’s operatives escaped from the scene.
Confirming the incident, the NDLEA Commander in Ondo state, Mr Haruna Gagara, said no arrest had been made, but disclosed that the agency with other security agents were on the trail of the suspected criminals.
The Commander lamented that the gunmen also set ablaze the NDLEA official vehicle at the scene and escaped with the deceased service rifles.