A personnel of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Ebonyi Command, Mr. Chiedera Orazurike was on the 28th December 2019 shot by unidentified gunmen in a filling station by TTC junction along Ogoja Road Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The victim was rushed to hospital where doctors on duty revived him to life. He is currently receiving medical attention.
It was gathered that the hoodlums operating on a motorcycle around 9 p.m. trailed the officer to the filling station and shot him on his chest hoping that he was already dead and zoomed off.
This is happening just a few weeks after personnel of the State Security Services (SSS) was shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Onwe road, Abakaliki.
Police Public Relations Offer in Ebonyi State, DSP Loveth Odah who confirmed the report said the victim was rescued by men of Operation Puff Adder, an IGP special squad.
She said another passerby Innocent Esu who attempted to know why they attacked the FRSC Staff also received his own shot from the gunmen. Both are still in the hospital.
PPRO said, “DPO Izzi reported a case of attempted murder, that at about 9:45 pm, one Chiedera Orazurike, 32 years old, a personal of Federal Road Safety Corps attached to Ebonyi command was attacked at IPACO filling station by TTC junction along Ogoja Road.”
“The DPO switched into action with men of Operation Puff Adder where it was discovered that the victim was shot at a close range with a bullet lodged in his chest and head. He was shot by two men on a motorcycle after they trailed him to the filling station.”
“Another passerby, Innocent Esu, male aged about 45 years, a commercial bus driver who equally saw the armed men dragging with the man was also shot when he tried to inquire why they were struggling with the road safety personnel.”
“The armed men after the attack did not remove anything from him which means it was not a case of robbery. The victims were evacuated and rushed to the hospital where they are receiving treatment. The motive of the attack is still unknown. The general area has been placed under surveillance with reinforcement, while effort is being sustained to arrest the fleeing suspects. The command is investigating the matter” she said.