Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Monday have been reported dead while 10 others have been abducted by armed gunmen who ambushed two buses conveying 26 officials in Nasarawa State.
The convoy is said to have been headed for the FRSC Academy in Udi when it came under attack around 8 am at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka, Nasarawa State.
FRSC Corps Public Education Officer (PEO), Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, in a statement said the officials were drawn from Sokoto and Kebbi State commands and were travelling in two buses.
He said one of the officials reportedly died during the attack while his colleague died at the hospital.
“Four others were injured, eight escaped unhurt and 10 unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.
“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 is ongoing.
“The Corps Marshal has called on all staff of the commission not to be deterred by this unfortunate incident. He assured that the commission will work closely with relevant security agencies to ensure that the criminal elements are brought to book and justice served while the missing personnel are found,” said Kazeem.