Tuesday, 6 December 2016

FRSC denies claims that its officers now bear arms.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has
issued a statement to dissociate itself from
the rumours making rounds that the Corps
has distributed arms to its Officers and
Men, and calls on Nigerians to disregard
such claims as there is no basis of truth in
it.
In a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, the
Head Media Relations and Strategy of the
Corps, he clarified that the Corps Marshal
of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi was misquoted
when he decried the number of his staff
that were killed by errant motorists
avoiding arrests, which he said would have
been avoided if the Corps were to bear
arms. He further stressed that even though
the Operatives of the Corps have
undergone regular arms training at
different intervals from 1992, and more
recently too, the Corps has no plan to
include it as a part of the operations at the
moment.
With reference to the amendment of the
FRSC Establishment Acts of 2007, which
permits road traffic managers to bear arms
in the same manner other sister agencies
do, Kazeem stated that it has never been
the priority of the Corps under the
leadership of past and present Corps
Marshals to implement it. He concluded
that it was pictures of Officials of the Corps
that had undergone arms training that the
same mediums misquoting the Corps
Marshal are using to support the claim that
the Corps now bears arms. The Corps
Marshal used the opportunity to call on
motorists to obey traffic regulations and
desist from harming operatives of the
Corps who are only out to ensure that road
crashes are reduced drastically.

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