At least two personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have died following attacks by bandits/kidnappers at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa State on Monday.
A total of 26 officers were attacked at about 8 am while travelling in two buses from Sokoto and Kebbi States Command of the corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi.
According to the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, 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.
Four others were injured and eight escaped unhurt. However, 10 are unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.
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The Corps Public Education Officer noted that the 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 are 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.