By Suleiman Idris, Abuja
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says suspected gunmen have killed one of its marshals on the Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Spokesperson who confirmed the official’s death said two other marshals were abducted by the gunmen.
Kazeem identified the deceased as Ardo Njiga, a Marshal Inspector 1, and one of those kidnapped as Garba Bello, a Senior Road Marshal Assistant.
The killing of the marshal was said to have occurred on Tuesday at Sabo-Wuse Area on the Niger axis of the highway.
According to witnesses, the deceased was travelling on a commercial bus alongside other passengers when the hoodlums struck at about 6.30 a.m.
But Kazeem said the identity of the third victim had yet to be ascertained as of the time he spoke to NAN.
“The marshals took permission to be with their families in Kaduna at the weekend and were on their way back to Abuja when the attack took place this morning.
“Njiga was killed at the scene, while Garba and the third marshal were taken to an unknown destination alongside the other occupants of the bus.
“The matter is now with the security agencies, and it is our hope that our men are rescued and brought back to us alive,” Kazeem said.
Meanwhile, Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal of the FRSC has expressed sadness over the incident and commiserated with the families of the victims.
Kazeem quoted him as calling for calm among men and officers of the corps.
The latest incident came exactly two months after unidentified gunmen invaded the Tsafe Command of the FRSC in Zamfara, killing an official and abducting another.