By Ismail Auwal
Gunmen killed two Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel in Anambra state.
The gunmen were said to have opened fire on the FRSC patrol team along the Igbo-Uku-Uga road on Sunday.
According to Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesperson, the leader of the patrol team was severely injured in the attack.
“A team of Patrol Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps comprising of an Officer, a driver and two other staff on patrol operations have been attacked by unknown gunmen leading to the death of two personnel with one sustaining severe injuries,” the statement reads.”
According to the spokesperson, the Patrol team was conducting routine patrol operations today, Sunday, 03 April 2022, at approximately 2:45 pm along the Igbo-Uku-Uga route in Anambra State when the incident occurred.
He stated that “the gunmen opened fire on patrol officers, killing two of the Corps personnel.”
Kazeem said that one of the officers escaped into the bush and the team leader was rushed to the hospital after suffering severe injuries in the attack.
“The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi who was visibly touched says he decried the attack while condoling the families of the deceased staff, the Unit Commander and Staff of Igbo-Uku Command, and the entire Management and Staff of the Corps over the loss and prayed their souls to rest in peace.”
The FRSC says it is working with the police and other security agencies to ensure that the perpetrators are arrested.