Hoodlums suspected to be drug peddlers on Sunday night killed four officers of the Ondo State command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Ifon, headquarters of Ose Local Government Area of the state.
It was learnt that the suspected drug peddlers who were three in number carried AK47 rifles and other dangerous weapons when they attacked the NDLEA officers who were on patrol and also burnt the official vehicle of the Agency used for patrol in the area.
They were said to have emerged on a motorcycle and shot the four NDLEA officers on the chest, but one of the officers narrowly escaped into the bush.
All their rifles and personal belongings were carted away by the hoodlums.
The State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Femi Joseph, a Superintendent of Police(SP) who confirmed the incident, said the Police would collaborate with the NDLEA to bring the culprits to book.
The dead NDLEA officers are Abduljalad Mohammed, Wellinton Emmanuel, Magaji Aliu and Mohammed lliyasu.
According to Joseph, the state police command was investigating the incident, with a view to bringing the culprits to book.
He assured that those who perpetrated the devilish act would be apprehended and prosecuted.