Some armed men have attacked a Federal Road Safety Corps patrol team in Anambra State, killing two operatives and injuring the unit commander.
The team was reportedly conducting a routine patrol operation along Igbo-Uku- Uga route at about 2.45pm on Sunday when the gunmen opened fire on the driver and two other officials while the fourth official escaped into the bush.
The Corps Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement, titled, ‘Two operatives shot dead as unknown gunmen attack FRSC patrol team in Anambra State.’
It said the team leader, who sustained injuries, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
The statement read, “The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who was visibly touched, decried the attack while condoling with the families of the deceased staff members, the unit commander and staff members of Igbo-Uku command, and the entire management and staff members of the corps over the loss and prayed for their souls to rest in peace.”
Oyeyemi also assured all that the corps is working with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to ensure that the attackers are arrested and brought to justice.
It was gathered that the incident happened at Ezinifite and Uga Road in Aguata Local Government Area.
The state Deputy Commissioner of Police, Operations, Aderemi Adeoye, also confirmed the incident, saying two officials were killed while one was rescued alive with bullet injuries and taken to the hospital.
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