By Ayodele Oluwafemi
Two operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were murdered and ten others kidnapped after they were attacked by bandits around Maraban-Udege in Nasarawa State, on Monday.
Twenty-six operatives of Sokoto and Kebbi commands were said to have been travelling to the corps academy in Enugu, when the attack occurred.
Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesperson, in a statement, said two officers were killed, four injured, 8 escaped unhurt while 10 were abducted by the gunmen.
“Some personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps traveling from Sokoto & Kebbi State Commands of 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.
“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,” Kazeem said.
In the statement, Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi was said to have reported the incident to relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the kidnapped staff and bring assailants to book.