According to the Borno Command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), one of their workers died in a river while chasing a notorious drug baron.
The NDLEA Commandant in Borno, Ona Ogilegwu, told newsmen on Monday that the sad incident took place during an 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. 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,’’ Ogilegwu. The NDLEA boss said that the command would still go after the suspect and arrest him’.