February 28, 2024

FRSC vows to go after trailers loaded with people, animals

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By Fortune Eromosele

The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Biu, has urged Corps’ commanders to go after trailers loaded with human beings and animals plying the highways.

The corps marshal gave the directive at the first quarter of the strategy session with commanding officers at the headquarters of the FRSC in Abuja on Wednesday.

He said: “Our analysis reveals that vehicles carrying animals, goods, and people, interstate buses, and mass transit systems remain significant contributors to road accidents and fatalities.

“Addressing these specific categories of vehicles requires targeted interventions and a multifaceted approach.”

Biu also said the Corps will punish any personnel that is found guilty of corruption.

He added that they would engage other security agencies to prosecute drivers who knockdown patrol operatives while conducting their legitimate duties.

The Corps Marshal said: “The rising incidence of bribery among operatives is a stain on our collective integrity. Corruption has no place within our ranks, and we must take decisive action to root out this scourge from our organization.

“Let me be clear, any form of corruption will be met with swift and severe consequences.

“I am always moved and disturbed over the issues of knockdown of our patrol operatives while conducting their legitimate duties, this trend will be a thing of the past as we engage our various stakeholders and sister security agencies to stem the tides and bring those responsible of maiming and killing our operatives to face justice as a due recompense for their actions.

“I will not fold my arms and watch our operatives subjected to inhumane treatments while they judiciously carry out their duties.”