Bandits Kill 2 FRSC Officers, Abduct 10 Others
The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, who disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
He added that 10 others were abducted and four others were injured in the attack.
Kazeem noted that 26 personnel 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.
The statement partly reads;
They were attacked by bandits and kidnappers at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa state today Monday 14th September, 2020 at about 8am.
Two Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, officers died after bandits attacked the vehicle they were traveling at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege highway, Nasarawa State at about 8am on Monday morning, Bisi Kazeem.
Giving further information on the incident, Kazeem said one of the officers died during the attack, while the second officer died in the hospital.
He added that eight out of the total 26 FRSC officers travelling in two buses for the training escaped unhurt.
Kazeem disclosed that FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, has reported the incident to the relevant authorities.
Kazeem quoted Oyeyemi as assuring 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.
He also disclosed that the Corps Marshal has called on all staff of the Corps not to be deterred by this unfortunate incident.