Gunmen invade Zamfara FRSC office, kill official

Unidentified gunmen invaded the Tsafe command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Zamfara state on Thursday, killing an official.

NAN quoted a source as saying the attackers numbering over 20 stormed the premises of the command on motorcycles around 10am.

“There was confusion as sounds of sporadic gunshots rented the air, while the road safety officials around scampered for safety in different directions,” he said.

“However, one of the officials was unlucky as he was shot and killed by the attackers.”

The source reportedly said one of the gunmen was killed by soldiers mobilised to the scene, while the rest escaped.

Bisi Kazeem, spokesman of the FRSC, confirmed the incident.

“It is true that our command in Tsafe, Zamfara, was attacked this morning,” he said.

“A deputy route commander of the FRSC was killed by the hoodlums while other staff escaped with one still missing.”

He said the police and the army had taken over the matter.

According to him, Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal, has condemned the “unprovoked” attack but sued for calm among officials and the general public.

“He is confident that both the police and the army will bring the perpetrators to justice,” Kazeem said.

“The corps marshal has also reassured officers and men of the corps of their security and safety anywhere in the country.”

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