The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) driver, has been shot dead by suspected gunmen.
Spokesman of the Commission, Mr
Mr Bisi Kazeem, said two personnel were ambushed by the gunmen after Zariagi on Lokoja – Okene Highway while in the line of duty.
Kazeem in a statement, said the incident happened on Friday at Oshawa, a town close to Lokoja, the Kogi State Capital.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that another staff in the vehicle was injured during the attack.
According to him, “The 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,” he said.
He said the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the family of the bereaved, the entire staff of the Corps and Nigeria for the death of the officer who lost his life in active service.
Kazeem stressed that the incident has since been reported to the Nigeria Police Force for immediate investigation.