Unknown gunmen have attacked two Federal Road Safety Corps officials travelling from Abuja to Lagos on an official assignment on Friday, killing one and injuring the other.
The Corps Education Officer, Commander Bisi Kazeem, disclosed in a statement on Saturday that the ugly incident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on the Lokoja-Okene Highway.
He said, “The suspected kidnappers, according to first information report, were said to have opened fire at the sight of the marked vehicle and, unfortunately, shot the driver in the head, killing him instantly.
“The vehicle subsequently lost control and veered off the road. It took hours before the rescue team could locate the vehicle in the bush and evacuate the victims.”
The Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the family of the bereaved, the entire management and staff of the Corps for the death of the officer.
While addressing the issue, Oyeyemi assures the public that the incident has been reported to the police for full scale investigation.