Gunmen have killed an operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ebonyi State.
The operative was killed when the gunmen attacked an NDLEA team on duty along the Ezzamgbo axis of the Enugu-Abakaliki Expressway on Sunday morning.
Another operative reportedly sustained a serious injury.
It was gathered that the location of the attack was close to a military checkpoint along the expressway.
A credible source said the incident happened around 3am on Sunday.
The source further disclosed that the gunmen also collected one riffle from the officers.
They also set ablaze an NDLEA patrol Hilux Van.
The source said: “On 20th Feb. 2022, Sunday morning at about 300hrs at a drug checkpoint along Enugu Abakaliki expressway at Ezzangbo, unknown gunmen attacked drug law enforcement agents and shot two drug officers on duty.