Two personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been killed by gunmen in Anambra state.
The gunmen were said to have opened fire at the FRSC patrol team along the Igbo-Uku-Uga road on Sunday.
In a statement, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesperson, said the leader of the patrol team sustained severe injuries from 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.
“The Patrol team were conducting routine patrol operations today Sunday, 03 April, 2022 at about 2:45 pm along Igbo-Uku- Uga route in Anambra State when the armed men opened fire at them killing two of the Corps personnel with one escaping into the bush and the team leader rushed to the hospital after sustaining severe injuries from 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.