After five years of the brutal attack of the deadly Boko Haram fighters on the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Command in Gombe, a North Eastern state of Nigeria, that saw the killing of Danjuma Wakil Kusaki, Deputy Superintendent of Narcotics, the sad echoes of that unfortunate day is still reverberating loud in and around the city, especially amongst the officers that witnessed the attack.
Although, after the ugly incident, of Febuary 14 2015 that claimed the life of one of the top officers in the command, little or nothing has been said about the negative effect of the attack on the other officers who were affected by the terrorist onslaught.
Many have been wondering why both the media and government downplayed the incident despite glaring fact that an officer was fallen as well as many others who were injured in one way or the other.
Findings reveal that some of the officers have absconded from the service and are no where to be found because of the fear for their lives. This, we further gathered is because of the effect of seeing the body of the fallen colleague in a cold state and also because of the way the media under reported it.
Two of the affected officers, Sylvester Omoarebun and Yekin Alkali who are at large now, were part of those who scaled the barbed wire fence and hid in the hills for three days to escape the bullets of the killer boko haram members.
Surprisingly, It’s been five years since that attack at the NDLEA office Gombe state command and no public statement has been issued by the agency