4 FRSC Officers Rescued, 6 Others Still In Captivity
Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has on Tuesday confirmed that four out of its 10 officers who were abducted by bandits in Nasarawa State on Monday have been rescued with the help of other security agencies.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday, September 15.
Twenty six personnel of FRSC were reportedly attacked while traveling from Sokoto and Kebbi States Command of the Corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi in Enugu state.
Two were killed, 10 unaccounted for, eight escaped unhurt and six were injured.
Kazeem said two died from the attack, seven other officers were currently receiving treatment in Abuja, but six were still abducted.
He stated that the deceased would be buried according to their religion, adding that necessary arrangements had been made concerning their funerals.
On his part, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, expressed sympathy over the death of the two personnel of the corps that were killed.
He expressed shock over the loss, describing the incident as an unfortunate occurrence.
Oyeyemi urged the staff not to be deterred by the loss, but be propelled to put in extra effort in selfless service to the nation as a mark of honour to the deceased.
He appreciated the effort of the Department of the State Services, Nigerian Army and the Police for their prompt effort to ensure four out of the 10 abducted personnel were rescued.
The corps marshal assured that the corps would continue to work closely with security agencies to ensure that the criminal elements were brought to book and justice was served when the six missing personnel were found.