The Nigeria Dr¥g Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives were att@cked by “suspected fake security operatives” who escaped with a dr¥g suspect in Ikoyi, Lagos State.
NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a chat with PremiumTimes, on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.
He said their operatives were att@cked while on the trail of a truck conveying a dr¥g suspect and illicit dr¥gs on Awolowo road on Tuesday, January 10.
“They went away with the dr¥g suspect in their vehicle but we got support from the soldiers from nearby military formations as well as reinforcement of our men from the state headquarters. We got the dr¥gs.
The reason we called them suspected fake security operatives is that no genuine officers paid with taxpayers money will do the kind of things that they are doing by escorting drug cartels … to escape security scrutiny,” he said.
According to Vanguard, the NDLEA’s Lagos State Commander, Umar Adoro, said the operation was carried out based on intelligence.
“We amb¥shed the truck. We knew when they finished loading and when they started their movement and we chose to accost the truck on Awolowo road, as that would determine whether the dr¥gs were being conveyed to the mainland or offshore.
We waited until midnight before the truck was sighted and we intercepted it. Unfortunately, we were distracted because when the truck driver and the vehicle were intercepted, unidentified security agents appeared and insisted that the truck must be allowed to continue its movement, we said where and they could not tell us.
There was pandemonium as the security agents started sh@@ting in the air which attracted the Army from the Medical corp. They reinforced our officers before reinforcement came from my office.
But the unidentified security agency took the driver and escaped with him. But we successfully got the truck. Our officers’ vehicle that was used to barricade the truck was dam@ged by the truck driver and unidentified security agents,” Adoro said.