Gunmen invade FRSC state command, kill official, another missing

FRSC officials

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday invaded the Tsafe Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Zamfara, killing an official, a witness told the News Agency of Nigeria.

The source said the hoodlums numbering over 20 stormed the premises of the command on motorcycles at about 10 a.m. and opened fire on the FRSC personnel.

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

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

According to him, one of the gunmen was killed by soldiers who quickly mobilised to the scene, while the rest escaped into the bush abandoning their motorcycles.

The FRSC Public Education Officer and Spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident.

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

“A Deputy Route Commander of the FRSC was killed by the hoodlums while other staff escaped with one still missing,” Mr. Kazeem told NAN.

He said the Police and the Army had taken over the matter.

According to him, the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, 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.

“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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  • Cahoot

    Python kiss?

  • 0tile

    May violence overtake all who support the murderous Python Dance. All say amen.

    • marcos avelino

      Sick man nothing to add except tribal and sectarian hatred and bigotry. Cruising the news looking for a chance spill your bitter bile

      • Tony Z

        This is one of your own hatred and bigoted statements…

        “Give them the Zakzaky treatment – incinerate these evil cowards The Ibos you will get their biyafara but get into the waiting line and be patient.”

        What a hypocrite!! May the dead RIP!

        • marcos avelino

          You are the same sick guy with a second profile – multiple identity = devil. Absolutely all your comments are negatives narratives about tribe and religion , nothing but hatred and bigotry a really sick heart. Yes they deserve worst than zakzaky treatment because they are playing with the destiny of a fragile nation of nearly 200 million souls – sorry moron if you cant see beyond yr nose !!

          • Intrepid

            SR said buhari is drinking infant blood to survive. So all the blood from El zak’s followers couldn’t revive the cold blooded murderer? The guilty are always afraid to die. J.H. Chase.

          • M

            And i suppose your comments are clean and friendly rebuttals. Don’t throw stones while living in a glass house.

          • Tony Z

            And there you go!just proved me right lol…hypocrite!!

  • Netanyahu

    Those are “friendly combatants”, not terrorists. The “law” permits this type of conduct from non-terrorists.

    • Delta_Quagmire