Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and injured another officer on the Lokoja-Okene Expressway on Friday.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Education Officer, on Saturday.
According to the Corps, both officers, whose names have not been disclosed, were travelling from Abuja to Lagos on an official assignment when the incident occurred.
It added that the officers were travelling in a Toyota Hilux pick-up van with registration number: PILOT 01A, when the driver was shot in the head at Oshawa near Lokoja, the Kogi State capital at 1:30pm.
The statement read: “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 statement noted that Boboye Oyeyemi, FRSC Corps Marshal, express his heartfelt sympathy to the family of the bereaved, the entire management and staff of the Corps for the death of the officer.
The incident has since been reported to the police for investigation.