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Zamfara FRSC attacked by Unknown Gunmen

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The Tsafe Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Zamfara, has been attacked by unknown armed men,resulting in the death of an official,News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported.

Naija News gathered that at about 10 a.m., over 20 thugs waylayed the office of the Tsafe command on motorcycles  and shot at an FRSC official.

A source disclosed to NAN that “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”.

The source added that soldiers deployed to the scene of the attack killed one of the gunmen, while the rest absconded into the bush leaving their motorcycles behind.

Confirming the incident, the FRSC Public Education Officer and Spokesman, Mr Bisi Kazeem, said “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.”

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He added that the Police and the Army had taken over the matter.

According to him, the Corps Marshal, Dr 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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