Two personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) were on Monday shot dead by unknown gunmen at a village in Nasarawa, north central Nigeria. The gunmen also took ten of the officers hostage and injured several others.
The FRSC officials were attacked on their way to the FRSC Training Academy in Udi, Enugu State. In a statement by FRSC Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, the vehicles conveying the officials were shot at leading to the death of the two personnel.
Kazeem disclosed: “Some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) 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.”
Kazeem, said 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.
He 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 have since commenced.
The statement further disclosed that the Corps Marshal has called on all staff of the Corps not to be deterred by the unfortunate incident. Kazeem 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.