Two Dead, 10 Missing as Gunmen Attack FRSC Officials

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Gunmen on Monday attacked officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), killing two people and kidnapping about 10 others.

A total of 26 officers travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi commands were heading for the corps academy in Enugu state when the incident occurred around Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa state on Monday.

In a statement, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesman, said while one officer died during the attack, the other died at a hospital.

Kazeem said four officers sustained wounds, eight escaped unhurt and that 10 are unaccounted for “as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants”.

“Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has 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,” he said.

“The Corps Marshal has called on all staff of the corps not to be deterred by this unfortunate incident.”

Kazeem said the corps will work with the relevant authorities to ensure that the gunmen are brought to justice and the missing officers found.

 

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