Gunmen on Sunday attacked officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), killing two of them.
The officers were, reportedly, conducting a routine patrol operation along Igbo-Uku- Uga route in Anambra State at about 2.45 pm, when the gunmen; opened fire on the driver, and two other officials; while the fourth official escaped into the bush.
Corps Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident in a statement.
Kazeem said the team leader, who sustained injuries, was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
It read: “The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, who was, visibly touched decried the attack; while condoling with the families of the deceased staff, the unit commander and staff of Igbo-Uku command; The entire management and staff of the corps over the loss; and prayed for their souls to rest in peace.”
Oyeyemi also assured 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.
Meanwhile, the attack on the Corps officers, came at the time Anambra state governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, appealed to the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and other groups to embrace dialogue.
Soludo, who was recently sworn in as Governor, described the insecurity in the South East; as devastating to the economy of the zone, pleading with them to stop Monday’s sit-at-home order imposed on the people.
However, despite the plea, residents in the South East zone have continued to observe the sit-at-home.