The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed that armed men shot at its officials at Awolowo Road, Ikoyi area of Lagos State.According to Femi Babafemi, the incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday, while the operatives were trying to intercept a truck carrying cannabis.
In his note, though some of the NDLEA operatives were shot, he couldn’t ascertain if anyone was admitted to the hospital.He added that the incident happened early morning. “It happened around 1 am this morning.Suspected fake security agents who accompanied the truck of cannabis also opened fire at the NDLEA operatives,”he said.
However, he added that though his men got injured, they were able to recover the truck and the drugs.“They (the armed men) shot them (NDLEA officials) and damaged their vehicles. In the confrontation, we were able to get away with the suspect and we made sure we got the truck and the drugs,” Babafemi said.
“The gunshot also attracted the military men who supported the NDLEA team. That was the point the suspected fake security agents escaped with the suspects.”
Concerning the rate of attack on the operatives, Babafemi added, “This is not the first time. The same thing happened in November. It’s very unfortunate.”