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Two FRSC Officials Killed, 10 Others Kidnapped By Gunmen In Nasarawa

Valentine Chinyem

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Two buses conveying officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps to Enugu state was on Monday attacked by suspected kidnappers at Wudage Junction, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Twenty-six of the officers were said to be travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi commands to the corps academy in Enugu State when the incident occurred around Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State on Monday.

Two officials were killed in the attack, while 10 were abducted.

Speaking on the incident, the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said one of the officers died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital.

He urged operatives not to be discouraged by the unfortunate incident, assuring them tha

t the abducted officials would be rescued.

“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 four others were injured, eight escaped unhurt, 10 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.

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