3 abducted FRSC officials rescued by security agents

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The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe Tuesday said three of the abducted Federal Road Safety (FRSC) officials who were kidnapped on Monday in Nasarawa State have been rescued by security personnel.

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Longe said in Lafia that the rescue efforts were carried out in collaboration with the military. Intensified efforts are also in place to rescue the remaining seven officials still in captivity.

“The police in tandem with the military personnel pursued the bandits. There was a lot of exchange of fire, because of this; some of the bandits ran in different directions.

“Three of the personal have been rescued. They are with the police so we are now on an operation to rescue the rest of the seven personnel,” Longe said.

He urged members of the public with vital information that can assist in rescuing the abductees not to hesitate in helping the police.

Longe said following the exchange of gun shots some of the victims emerged from the bush on their own.

Earlier, the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, confirmed that Two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were killed in an attack by gunmen.

He said one of the victims died during the attack while another officer died in the hospital, adding that four others were injured.

According to Kazeem, eight corps escaped unhurt, adding that 10 were abducted.

The eight were said by CP Longe to have come out of the bush after their kidnappers succumbed to pressure of pursuit by security agents.

Channels Television reported that Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule has commiserated with the FRSC over the demise of two of their officers.

The two officers were killed on Monday following an attack at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka in the state.

The governor extended his condolence during a Security Council meeting at the council chambers of the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

Sule charged security personnel in the state to sustain the tempo of the recently recorded successes in the fight against insecurity in the state and the North Central region.

The meeting with the governor had all the state security heads, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders in attendance.


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