FRSC deploys 700 personnel to Kogi highways against sallah



The Kogi Sector Commander, Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung, stated this on Wednesday in a statement issued in Lokoja.


“We have deployed more than 700 FRSC Regular, Special Marshals, and Road Safety Club Members, 20 patrol vehicles, seven ambulances, and tow trucks to the roads for this special operation.


“The deployed personnel and equipment for the special operation within Kogi is to enhance hitch-free and safe travels during the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.


“The broad objectives of this operation include reduction in road crashes, fatalities, injuries, prompt response to victims, speedy removal of obstructions and enforcement on critical offences, among others,’’ he stated.


Dawulung added that the Special Patrol operation would start from He urged drivers to be disciplined and to obey road traffic regulations by avoiding unwholesome practices that could lead to crashes and fatalities.


He listed speeding, overloading, use of phones while driving, riding motorcycles without crash helmets, non-use of seatbelts and child restraints as causes of accidents on Nigerian roads. Wednesday and end on July 13.


He advised commuters and the public to report crashes, obstructions or traffic jam to the nearest FRSC office or through its Situation Room numbers: 07054005754, 07054005712 08056294021/08056295022 and the FRSC toll free number 122.

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