Suspected kidnappers have attacked two bus-loads of Federal Road Safety Corps officials at Wudage junction, Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, early Monday morning, killing two officials and abducting 10 others.
Four others were injured during the attack which occurred when the personnel were travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi states to a location in the South-East.
The deceased and the injured officials have been evacuated to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident, noting that one officer died during the attack while the second person died in the hospital, adding that the 10 missing operatives were believed to have been kidnapped.
He disclosed that efforts were ongoing to rescue the abducted men.
In a statement titled, ‘Gunmen attack FRSC staff at Wudage, Nasarawa,’ the spokesman said the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered that the incident should be immediately reported to relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the victims, while investigations into the incident have commenced.
He said, “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, 8 escaped unhurt, ten unaccounted for as they were allegedly kidnapped by the assailants.”
The Corps Marshal urged the staff not to be deterred by the unfortunate incident, assuring that the abducted officials would be rescued.
He assured that “the Corps will work closely with relevant security agencies to ensure that the criminal elements are brought to book and justice is served while the missing personnel are found”.