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FRSC Reacts to attack on its Officials by Policemen Attached to Abia Speaker

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FRSC to prosecute Perpetrators of Unprovoked Attacks

FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to bring perpetrators of unprovoked attacks and molestation of its men to justice.

The Corps Marshal, FRSC Boboye Oyeyemi made the vow in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, on Tuesday in Abuja.

This came on the heels of Saturday’s shooting of two FRSC officials in Abia by security operatives attached to the Speaker of the State House of Assembly Chikwendu Kalu.

Kazeem quoted the FRSC boss as saying that another official of the corps was unlawfully detained in a police facility after the shooting in Abia.

The statement came with a catalog of recent attacks on FRSC personnel in the FCT, Jigawa and Oyo states between July 12 and 15.

Oyeyemi said all the attacks had been collated and documented, and will be brought to the attention of all relevant arms of government for necessary action.

He said:

Many road users are abusing the civility of the unarmed personnel that are trained to be cautious while discharging their legitimate duties.

In the past, many FRSC operatives had been abducted, killed, assaulted, ran over, threatened and shot.

It is also disheartening that some of the attackers misinformed the unsuspecting public by releasing manipulated information to gain public sympathy.

Attempts are often made to make the aggressors look like the victims. Enough is enough. The Corps will not leave any stone unturned to prosecute all those involved in the recent spate of attacks.

The Corps Marshal, who stated that additional steps were being taken to further protect staff performing their legitimate duties, urged them to continue to discharge their duties without fear or ill-will.

According to him, the hall mark of gallant operatives is never to be deterred by negative influences but focused in the commitment to service for the sake of posterity.

He appealed to all sister security operatives and the general public to always come to the aid of the FRSC marshals when they are under threat.

“If the laws are not strictly enforced, road safety becomes the first casualty. Nobody knows the next victim,” Oyeyemi said.

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2 Comments

  1. MurderSheWrote

    July 18, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    Has the FRSC addressed the video of their useless officials that broke the car windows of two men while they were in motion with a female officer struggling to change the gear of the car and turn the ignition while in motion. These people are useless. They are barbaric illiterates. They have no sense of proper civic processes nor an iota of decorum and compartment. They don’t belong on the road. FRSC along with VIO and the Nigerian Police are a reflection of the decaying nation we have found ourselves in. They are a bane to the sanity of the citizens they torture everyday. Unruly goats trying to enforce rules. This country is driving energy into the unnecessaries at the expense of real tangible measurable change. Tufia kwa. Thank God my exit process is getting success. Imma bout to find new life ni obodo oyibo.

  2. Mizzy

    July 19, 2017 at 10:17 am

    I never gave an excuse for the ruthless behavior of the road safety officials, i got a 1st hand experience of how twisted they are this morning.
    I was on my way to work this morning and as usual my dad drops me at my place of work. As we approached the traffic light which was on red, we stopped and as soon as the green light appeared, we moved as it turned green on 90 seconds, Before we knew what was happening, a road safety bike man crossed us from the opposite lane and the van also stopped in front of us and the officials came out and 1 of them entered our car and asked for my dads drivers licence and just as he was about giving him the licence, the official said we beat the traffic. And so an argument ensued and i had to also step in because i was very sure my dad didn’t beat the traffic as he is always very cautious about road traffic rules.
    The officials then suggested that we went back to check if we beat the traffic or not, and we accepted to go back, they started changing their minds, probably they thought we would decline and when we reversed the car to go back to the traffic spot, we realized that they didn’t turn back. We go to the spot and waited for them but none of them showed.
    Funny enough, most of the road safety officials don’t even know the traffic rules and most of them are super rude and dangerous

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