Suspected kidnappers on Monday attacked two buses conveying 26 Federal Road Safety Corps officials at Udege Junction along Mararaba-Udege, in the Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, 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 the FRSC Academy, Enugu, for a training programme.
The deceased and the injured officials were taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State.
The Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, confirmed the incident, adding that one officer died during the attack, while the second died in the hospital.
He explained that the 10 missing operatives were believed to have been kidnapped, adding that efforts were on to rescue them.
In a statement titled, ‘Gunmen attack FRSC staff enroute Udi at Mararaban Udege in Nasarawa,’ the spokesman said the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had reported the incident to the relevant authorities for prompt rescue of the victims, while investigations had commenced.
The corps marshal urged the staff not to be deterred by the 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,” the statement added.