Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been killed in an attack by gunmen.
Channels Television learned that the attack occurred on Monday at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa State.
The FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, confirmed this in a statement.
He said one of the victims died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital, adding that four others were injured.
According to Kazeem, eight corps escaped unhurt, adding that 10 were abducted.
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UNKNOWN GUNMEN ATTACK SOME FRSC STAFF ENROUTE UDI AT MARARABAN UDEGE IN NASARAWA
Some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi States Command of the Corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi were reportedly attacked by Bandits/Kidnappers at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa state today Monday 14th September 2020 at about 8 am. The Officers totalling 26 in number were travelling in two buses.
According to the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, one of the Officers in the vehicle conveying the staff of the Corps reportedly died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital and four others were injured, 8 escaped unhurt, ten unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.
The Corps Public Education Officer noted that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has immediately reported the incident to relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the kidnapped staff while investigations to ensure that the assailants are brought to book is ongoing.
Kazeem noted that the Corps Marshal has called on all staff of the Corps not to be deterred by this unfortunate incident. He assured that the Corps will work closely with relevant security to ensure that the criminal elements are brought to book and justice is served while the missing personnel are found.