The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the killing of its two operatives and the kidnap of 10 others at Mararaban Udege in Nasarawa State.
The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, in a statement in Abuja 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.
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.
“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.
“The Officers totalling 26 in number were travelling in two buses.
“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 six others were injured.
“Eight escaped unhurt, 10 unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants,” he said.
The Corps Marshal, FRSC Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had immediately reported the incident to relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the kidnapped staff while investigations to ensure that the assailants were brought to book was 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.