Gunmen invade Zamfara FRSC command, kill official

Unidentified gunmen on Thursday invaded the Tsafe Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Zamfara State , 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 am 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 , Mr . 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 members of staff escaped with one still missing, ” Kazeem told NAN.
He said 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 called for calm among officials and the general public.
Kazeem added , “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 . ”