Bauchi: We did not advocate Sharia law to check road traffic crashes — FRSC

FRSC boss decries rising cases of patrol operatives being knocked down

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THE Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has commiserated with the families of the two Corps’ operatives killed on active service in Lagos and Kaduna states, respectively.

He decried the rising cases of ruthless killing of FRSC operatives on legitimate duties.

He spoke against the backdrop of the unfortunate road traffic crash that occurred in Lagos and Kaduna states, where operatives of the Corps were ruthlessly killed while on active service to the nation.

“The deceased staff, a Deputy Chief Road Marshal Assistant (DCRMA) A Ajomole, was diligently carrying out lawful patrol duties at Iganmu Bridge, in Orile Lagos State on 16 September 2023 at exactly 1416HRS on the day the sad event happened.

“While Road Marshal Assistant I (RMA I) Hamidu Idris detailed on patrol activities in Dutse Outpost, Doka Local Government Area of Kaduna State on 12 September 2023 at exactly 0915HRS,” Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem stated in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

According to him, crash investigation reports revealed that on the said day of the Lagos crash, late Ajomole was attending to an offender who drove a Cabstar (Lagos Taxi) when suddenly, a Mack truck conveying a container lost control and hit the Cabstar he was attending to.

He added that the impact of the crash on the Cabstar forced the operative to hit his head on a stationary tanker parked by the roadside and die on the spot.

On the other hand, Hamisu was on his way to impound an arrested offender’s vehicle when the driver pushed him out of the vehicle and hit his head on a stone, a situation that led to his untimely death.

Kazeem disclosed that the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Ali Biu has sent his heartfelt condolences to the families of the deceased, on behalf of the Management and the entire staff of the Corps, over the sudden demise of the operatives.

“As a result of the rising spate of these unfortunate incidents involving the deceased and others who faced similar fate in recent times, Dauda Biu also reiterated his call for caution amongst patrol operatives in the discharge of their duties,” he added.

The FRSC boss also used the opportunity to warn drivers of all categories of vehicles to observe all traffic rules and regulations as well as avoid bad road use behaviors that trigger crashes on our roads.

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