At least 35 regular marshals of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, have been killed by motorists on highways across the country in the past one year.
The Niger State Commander of the FRSC, Susan Ajenge, who made this disclosure on the floor of the Niger State House of Assembly, said the development occurred when the officers were trying to enforce simple safety regulations on the highways.
She said another staff recently knocked down by a driver while trying to clear obstruction on the highway, is currently battling for life in a hospital.
She said the victim may loose his manhood, having gone through two operations.
The state legislatures had invited the Commander to defend the series of criticisms by the public against FRSC, over allegations of its officials intimidating and harassing motorists in its desperate move to generate revenue for government.
However, Ajenge defended the commission, lamenting that rather than obey simple traffic rules, motorists would turn around to criticise and attack FRSC officials.