NDLEA Officer Drown in River While Chasing A Drug Baron


The Borno State Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed the death of one their staff who was reported drowned in a river while chasing a notorious drug baron.

According to the NDLEA Commandant in the state, Ona Ogilegwu,he said the incident occurred during an operation in Gwange area of Maiduguri

He said, “In an effort to arrest a notorious baron, four men of the command were involved in a water mishap after diving into the Gwange River in pursuit of the suspect.”

The narcotic boss said that the NDLEA officials were involved in the mishap because they could not swim.

He said, “The sad incident led to the death of one of our officers in the hospital after a failed attempt to revive him.

“The survivors were discharged from hospital today.”

The NDLEA boss said that the command would still go after the suspect and arrest him.

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