Gunmen kill 2 FRSC officers, kidnap 10 in Nasarawa

FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

Two officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have died and 10 kidnapped after they were attacked by bandits at Udege Junction, along Mararaba-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa State.

The attack took place around 8am on Monday.

Twenty-six FRSC officers from Sokoto and Kebbi states command were travelling for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi in Enugu State.

They were in a convoy of two buses.

FRSC spokesman Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, in a statement made available to said one of the officers “reportedly died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital and four others were injured, eight escaped unhurt, 10 unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.”

The statement added that FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi 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.

Mr Kazeem noted that Dr Oyeyemi has called on all staff of the FRSC 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,” the statement concluded.