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Angry crowd attacks FRSC officials as Anambra accidents claim 3
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Angry crowd attacks FRSC officials as Anambra accidents claim 3

By: Awesome Ekene Three persons, including a woman were feared killed in two seperate fatal accidents in Anambra state. While two persons on a motorcycle reportedly lost their lives along Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University road, the woman died along Oyeagu Agbagana by Agbagana-Awka road. An eye witness who simply identified himself as Chima said the deceased were knocked down by a speeding Sienna vehicle. A trader who witnessed the other accident, said the Mercedes trailer lost control following brake failure and rammed into the other 4 vehicles. Accident in Anambra Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi seven persons, including 3 males, and 4 females were injured in the crash, attributing the cause of the crash...
Resist reckless driving temptation – FRSC tells motorists
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Resist reckless driving temptation – FRSC tells motorists

By: Awesome Ekene The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has urged motorists to resist the temptation of reckless driving and violation of stipulated speed limits to reduce high incidences of road traffic crashes. The Sector Commander of FRSC Anambra State Command, Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi gave the advice on Saturday, in Awka while visiting accident victims at the Chukwuemeka Odimegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital (COOUTH), Amaku together with the Road Safety Officers’ Wives Association (ROSOWA). The visit which is part of the week long activities to make the 2021 World Day for the Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims has the theme: “Act for Low Speeds/Act for Low Speed Streets” with slogan: “Remember, Support and Act”. He said: “We want to appeal to road users on the need to i...
Woman crushed, others injured as container-laden truck falls in Anambra
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Woman crushed, others injured as container-laden truck falls in Anambra

By: Awesome Ekene A middle aged woman was on Thursday night crushed to death by a container of an articulated vehicle along Awka-Enugu express way in Anambra State. Five persons reportedly sustained varying degrees of injury in the fatal crash which occurred at Amansea junction by Hausa market. The victims were said to be inside a commercial bus heading towards Awka when the incident happened. According to an eyewitness, the truck driver was carrying container heading to Enugu while the bus driver was heading towards Awka. "Due to the bad road, the truck was not stable and the container fell on the bus and crashed, killing the woman and injuring several others," he said. The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed th...
FRSC names multi purpose hall after Chidoka
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FRSC names multi purpose hall after Chidoka

Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) has named the multi-purpose hall of her academy at Udi, Enugu State after the former Corps Marshall, Chief Osita Chidoka. Eminent personalities and all former Corps Marshalls graced the occasion. The Academy which actually started during Chief Chidoka's tenure as the Corps Marshall has grown rapidly and has commenced the Senior Course 1 of the FRSC Command and Staff College. The NUC has also approved the commencement of the Post Graduate training in conjunction with the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. The first agreement with FUTO was signed during the time of the former Aviation Minister as FRSC Corps Marshall. Chief Chidoka in a brief speech at the occasion commended all his successors for keeping the flag of FRSC flying. ...
Three killed, 9 injured in Anambra crash
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Three killed, 9 injured in Anambra crash

Three persons lost their lives while nine others sustained varying degrees of injury in two separate fatal crashes along Ihialla- Onitsha expressway in Anambra state. Two persons reportedly died in one of the crashed that occurred along Ihialla- Onitsha Express way, Okija, while one died in One of the crashes involved a mercedes trailer and Toyota Hiace bus with nine persons on board, while the other involved The bus driver of Hiace bus was reportedly counting money while driving on excessive speed and rammed into the parked trailer which had a tyre burst. Confirming the incident, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi said the fatal crash was attributed to loss of control and excessive speed. He sympathized with the deceased families, and wish...
Ember months: FRSC blames increased crashes on drivers impatience
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Ember months: FRSC blames increased crashes on drivers impatience

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Sector Command, has said that the high number of accidents recorded during the 'ember' months is caused by driver's impatience and human error. Sector Commander of FRSC, Anambra,Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi, said this in his speech at the flag-off of the 2021 ‘Ember’ months’ campaign on Thursday, in Onitsha. The campaign had the theme ' Maintain Safe Speed, Avoid Night Travels and Enjoy Quality Road Experience'. Irelewuyi said that the Ember months were characterised by lots of festivities resulting in increase in human and vehicular movement. He said the months were like other months of the year but that the crashes occurred due to the impatience of drivers and the quest to make fast money for the Yuletide period. He said, "This y...
FRSC intervenes as road caves-in, traps diesel tanker in Anambra
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FRSC intervenes as road caves-in, traps diesel tanker in Anambra

An articulated truck was on Tuesday trapped in a failed portion of the Onitsha-Owerri expressway in Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state. The road failure was reportedly caused by heavy erosion which has eaten deep into the expressway. A tanker ladden with diesel was said to be passing through the route when it suddenly fell into the caved-in portion of the road, spilling some of its contents. State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Adeoye Irelewuyi confirmed the incident. He said the trapped tanker is undergoing transloading, while the remaining portion of the road has been closed completely to avoid loss of life. Irelewuyi advised motorists and other road users to take alternative routes, including Obosi road, assuring that offic...
Loading of passengers, goods threat to Onitsha Niger bridge – FRSC, RTEAN
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Loading of passengers, goods threat to Onitsha Niger bridge – FRSC, RTEAN

Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Anambra state has warned transporters against loading of passengers and goods at the foot of the Niger bridge, Onitsha, the commercial city of the state, describing it as serious threat to the bridge. The Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi gave the warning during a visit to the leadership of the Road Transport Employers' Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in the state. He said continuous loading at the bridge, despite repeated warnings, was not only obstructing free flow of traffic, but putting unnecessary pressure on the bridge. He also cautioned motorists against over-speeding and night journeys, especially during the ember months, urging them to always maintain safe speed limits.He said, "As we begin our ember months campaign, we caution motoris...
Trailer accident claims one in Anambra [PHOTO]
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Trailer accident claims one in Anambra [PHOTO]

An fatal accident between a white Mercedes Benz 608 and a Shacman trailer which happened on Thursday morning has claimed the life of one of the victims. The Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence N. Edor revealed this in a press release. She said that the fatal accident happened at about 8.55am by Ndikpo village, opposite Ken Maduako filling station Uli in Ihiala Local Government Area. Edor said that eyewitness report indicated that the crash was caused by over speeding and loss of control which led to head-on collision. "Two male adults were involved in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes Benz 608 was rushed to hospital by the Nigeria Police team from Uli and was confirmed dead by the doctor on duty and his body deposited at Ark Angels Mortua...
FRSC intercepts Human Trafficker in Anambra, recues 5 victims
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FRSC intercepts Human Trafficker in Anambra, recues 5 victims

The Anambra State Sectorof Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Tuesday intercepted a suspected human trafficker and rescued five victims at about 2.00pm. The Sector Head of Operations, Anthony O Ogbodo(DCC) in a statement said that the suspect, thirty six year old Frank Lucky, was arrested along Onitsha-Awka Expressway in Anambra. He said that the suspect was arrested by FRSC patrol team led by Ugochukwu Ogbonna(RC) when he stopped a black Nissan Primera vehicle with registration number BEN468HP, for an offence of seat belt violation (SUV) and Obstruction of Marshal on duty (OMD) Ogbodo said that the FRSC patrol team had earlier set out to book the driver for seat belt violation but on closer inspection, noticed five girls inside the vehicle which raised their suspicions. He s...
11 People escape death in Onitsha multiple accident
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11 People escape death in Onitsha multiple accident

Eleven people on Monday afternoon escaped death in a multiple road accident involving three vehicles in Onitsha, Anambra State. The accident according to the Public Education Officer of the Anambra State Sector of FRSC, Florence Edor N(SRC) occurred at about 1.40pm at Upper Iweka area of the commercial town. She said that the accident involved unidentified driver of Toyota Harrier Jeep with registration number AAA 935 FN, unidentified driver of an Atrai wagon bus with registration number BLF 02 XB and another unidentified driver of Atrai wagon bus with registration number HKW 07 XZ. Eyewitness report according to her indicated that the crash was due to obstruction and excessive speeding. Edor said that a total of seventeen persons were involved in the crash comprisses of 9...
FRSC confirms the death of 14 people in a ghastly motor accident
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FRSC confirms the death of 14 people in a ghastly motor accident

The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Solomon Aghure, has confirmed that Fourteen people lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident which occurred on Lokoja-Kabba road in Kogi. He revealed this to newsmen in Lokoja, where he said three vehicles were involved in an accident that claimed the lives of 26 passengers made up of nine males, 13 females and four children. According to him, the cars involved in the accident were a DAF truck with number plate Gombe GME 44 ZU, Honda Accord with registration number Abuja GWA173KH and a white Toyota Hiace passenger bus with registration number Kano KTV378XF. Aghure said the unfortunate incident happened around 12:50 p.m. at Apata community, he further explained that eleven women and three men died on the sp...
FRSC deploys 1,200 operatives for Yuletide season in Lagos
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FRSC deploys 1,200 operatives for Yuletide season in Lagos

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed at least 1,200 operatives and 2,000 special marshals have been deployed to improve safety on roads during Christmas and New Year celebrations in Lagos. The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Lagos, Mr. Olusegun Ogungbemide, disclosed this to journalists on Monday. According to him, the command made available 45 patrol vehicles, three ambulances, two bikes, and four tow trucks for patrol across Lagos during the period. He noted that the deployment of FRSC personnel across the state was to ensure the success of the command’s end-of-year special patrol which began on December 15. Ogungbemide said: “There are 24-hour-help areas, with situation room opened to attend to emergency requests. Members of the public are implored to co...
FRSC confirms One dead, eight others injured as tanker transporting PMS loses control
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FRSC confirms One dead, eight others injured as tanker transporting PMS loses control

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Osun has said that one person was killed and five others injured in a road accident which occurred on Thursday on Ipetu- Ijesa expressway in the Oriade Local Government Area. The Sector Commander, Mrs Kudirat Ibrahim, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Osogbo. She said that the accident involved a Toyota Sienna with registration number EKY 482GG and a Mercedes truck with registration number BDG 123 XA. She blamed the accident on excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking. According to the FRSC chief, the injured were taken to the Wesley Hospital in Osogbo for treatment. Ibrahim said his personnel had since cleared the accident site to prevent gridlock on the road. She cautioned motorists to drive ...
Reps takes decision on use of firearms by FRSC personnel
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Reps takes decision on use of firearms by FRSC personnel

The House of Representatives on Monday reacted to reports that it had approved the use of firearms by personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). The Chairman of the House Committee on FRSC, Mayowa Akinfolarin, who made the clarification at a press conference in Abuja, said the lawmakers only expressed concerns over the safety of the FRSC personnel across the country. The committee had reportedly suggested the use of firearms by the FRSC personnel during last Thursday’s meeting with the Corps Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi. Oyeyemi, who appeared before the committee to defend the FRSC’s 2021 budget proposal, lamented the threats to the lives of the corps personnel. However, at Monday’s briefing, the committee chairman insisted that the lawmakers did not give the FRSC pers...
Kara tanker explosion: We’re committed to ending tanker crashes – FRSC
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Kara tanker explosion: We’re committed to ending tanker crashes – FRSC

The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has described as unfortunate but avoidable, the fatal crash that occurred today Saturday 7 November, 2020 at Kara bridge on the outward Lagos lane of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway. He assured that frantic efforts were already in place to put an end to tanker explosions. In a statement by Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal after receiving reports of the fatal crash, stated that the fatal road traffic crash involved a single Tanker fully ladened with PMS. The statement read, "The crash investigation carried out by a team of FRSC personnel deployed for rescue operations, revealed that the driver lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tan...
Lagos LASTMA, FRSC, VIO building burnt down
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Lagos LASTMA, FRSC, VIO building burnt down

Hoodlums on Wednesday reportedly set the office of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Ojodu area of Lagos State ablaze. Vehicles belonging to the FRSC were said to have been also set ablaze.
Ondo Election: FRSC deploys 1500 personnel, 35 vehicles
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Ondo Election: FRSC deploys 1500 personnel, 35 vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has deployed 1,500 personnel to cover the forthcoming Ondo gubernatorial elections billed to hold on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement made available to the Newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. Kazeem emphasised that the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, also approved that a total of 30 vehicles be deployed for the need to achieve successful, safe, peaceful, and hitch-free polls. This he said, included tow trucks, ambulances, and other operational vehicles to aid the electoral processes in the 18 Local Government Areas of the State. According to him, the Zonal Commanding Officer, RS11HQ Osogbo, Assistant Corps Marshal Godwin Ogagaoghene, is to lead the team. “...
26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Have Regained Freedom – Governor Sule
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26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Have Regained Freedom – Governor Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule on Monday September 21, revealed that the 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) who were kidnapped along Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State have regained their freedom. Speaking after the last 7 officials were released, Governor Sule thanked everyone who worked hard to ensure that the FRSC officials regained their freedom. He said;“All the twenty-something officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps that were kidnapped, all of them were released yesterday.“I want to thank all the security (agencies) and those that have worked very hard to ensure that we achieve that feat.“I want to thank them for all the efforts they are making to ensure that Nasarawa remains safe."
FRSC Prosecutes 45 Traffic Offenders In Anambra
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FRSC Prosecutes 45 Traffic Offenders In Anambra

Forty-five traffic offenders were prosecuted by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mobile Court at Nteje, along Awka-Nteje-Onitsha express way. Ag. Sector Public Education Officer, Kamal Musa, who disclosed this in a statement, said the exercise was part of the enforcement strategies put in place by the Corps to check the excesses of motorists plying the major highways. He said 42 offenders were convicted while 3 where discharged accordingly, adding the prosecution was in line with the dictates of the law. He said, “During the Mobile Court sitting, a total of Forty five (45) traffic Offenders were arrested and prosecuted in line with the dictates of the law. (42) Offenders convicted and (3) discharged accordingly. “Total number of Offences committed (98) , most prevalent...
One Die, 3 Injure As Car Hits Officials Of FRSC In Osun
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One Die, 3 Injure As Car Hits Officials Of FRSC In Osun

An official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, whose name could not be ascertained, has reportedly died in a road accident in Osun state, Thursday. It was gathered that the accident involved a White Nissan Primera car with registration number AE 365 GBK and a Toyota Hilux with registration number AO1585RS, belonging to the FRSC. The accident occurred at Ipetu-Ijesa, a town in Oriade local government of Osun state. It was learnt that four officials of the FRSC were involved and seriously injured. The accident, according to investigation, occurred around 1pm at Power line, after Rain Oil filling station, Ipetu-Ijesa. The Sector Commander, FRSC, Kudirat Ibrahim, confirmed the accident, though she kept silence on the death of their staff. According to the sector com...
Passengers Burnt Beyond Recognition In Anambra Accident- FRSC
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Passengers Burnt Beyond Recognition In Anambra Accident- FRSC

Mr Andrew Kumapayi, the Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, said on Sunday that many passengers were burnt beyond recognition when their vehicle went into flames on the Ihiala/Onitsha road in Anambra State. Kumapayi said that they were yet to know the actual number of people that died in the accident because they were burnt beyond recognition. “This evening, a lone fatal road traffic crash was allegedly caused by tyre burst as a result of excessive speeding. The vehicle somersaulted and burst into flames. “Information reaching the Command states that all passengers on board were burnt beyond recognition, along with the bus. “The Anambra State fire service has been contacted and the FRSC rescue team from Ihiala Unit Command are on ground to ensu...
Man Arrested For Stealing FRSC Vehicle In Abuja
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Man Arrested For Stealing FRSC Vehicle In Abuja

A 25-year-old man identified as Hamisu Tukur has been arrested by police officers in the Bwari Police Division in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja command for allegedly stealing a vehicle that belongs to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Headquarters at Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. A statement released by the FCT Police Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, says the suspect was arrested during a stop and search operation following a distress call by the FRSC. “In a prompt response to a distress call received by the FCT Police Command’s control room, the Command on 5th September 2020 arrested one Hamisu Tukur ‘m’ 25years at the outskirt of Bwari, for stealing a vehicle belonging to the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) Headquarters stationed at SkyMemorial, Wuse ...
Ember months: Make use of train than buses – FRSC advices travellers
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Ember months: Make use of train than buses – FRSC advices travellers

As the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), begins its nationwide end of the year campaigns with the theme; 'Drive Safe and Stay Safe', the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has called on commuters to patronising the train stations where available to drastically reduce the pressure on the road transportation sector. Oyeyemi who made the call in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the traveling public must start thinking about transport sharing as early as possible to further reduce incidences of road traffic crashes. He also admonished family and friends to plan and travel in phases, so as to avoid cluster of traffic during the ember months. He said, "The Corps Marshal strongly cautioned motorists to note that the end of the year is not natura...
Delta Mob Attack FRSC Officer For Pushing Driver From Moving Truck
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Delta Mob Attack FRSC Officer For Pushing Driver From Moving Truck

An angry mob on Thursday almost lynched an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Delta State Command, Mr C. U. Mgbede, for allegedly pushing a truck driver out of a moving vehicle. The officer who narrowly escaped death, was said to have jumped into the truck in a commando style and allegedly pushed down the driver after efforts to take over the steering failed on the Benin-Asaba Expressway, Asaba. Eyewitnesses told our correspondent that the driver landed on the paved road and was gasping for breath, which attracted the mob, who pounced on the officer. The FRSC response team was said to have arrived the scene of the incident and evacuated the driver and Mgbede to the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba. When contacted, the FRSC Sector Commander, Delta State, Mr Alphonsus Go...
Road safety: FRSC, Driving schools adopt resolutions on drivers’ training
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Road safety: FRSC, Driving schools adopt resolutions on drivers’ training

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Driving School Associations (DSA) have adopted resolutions towards promotion of quality driver training and ensuring safety on Nigeria roads. The resolutions were adopted by Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, and representatives of Driving School Associations (DSA) at the meeting held on Friday in Abuja. According to the Corps Public Education Officer, (CPEO) Mr Bisi Kazeem, present at the meeting were Nigeria Driving School Proprietors Association (NDSPA), Association of Driving Instructors of Nigeria (ADIN) And Driving School Association of Nigeria (DSAN). He said the three associations were encouraged to close ranks by working as a team to forge a common front for the development of quality driver training and safety on the roads. "In...
Viral video: FRSC Demotes Officers, Prosecutes Benin Tricycle Rider
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Viral video: FRSC Demotes Officers, Prosecutes Benin Tricycle Rider

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has commenced a legal action against the erring tricycle rider who was seen destroying its patrol vehicle in a viral video recorded along Sapele road Benin, Edo State. In a video, which went viral in July, the tricycle rider was seen challenging the FRSC officials in a violent manner. The unclad rider, who was reportedly arrested for driving against traffic, also destroyed the agency’s patrol vehicle. In a statement on Sunday, Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesman, said the officers who retaliated the attack by hitting the tricycle rider have been recommended for demotion. “The Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced legal action against the erring tricycle rider who was seen destroying FRSC patrol vehicle in a viral video recorded along ...
FRSC cautions against claiming of right on the road
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FRSC cautions against claiming of right on the road

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has cautioned motorists against insisting on their right of way because such moves do lead to accidents on major roads in the country. The FRSC Zonal Commander in-charge of Zone 9, Mr Owoimaha Udoma, gave the warning while speaking to newsmen in Enugu on Sunday. Udoma spoke after monitoring some major road corridors within Enugu, Abia and Ebonyi states as part of his supervision on the ongoing “Operation Safe Journey’’ for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration nationwide. Udoma, who is in-charge of Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo states, said; “The motoring public and every other road users should ply the roads with restraint and accommodation of others. “At times a fellow motorist may be making a mistake and infringing on your right of way; the bes...
Eid el Kabir: Drive sacrificially during Sallah celebration, FRSC tells motorists
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Eid el Kabir: Drive sacrificially during Sallah celebration, FRSC tells motorists

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has urged motorists to imbibe the message of Prophet Ibrahim by using the road with caution through obedience to all traffic rules and regulations during this year's Sallah celebration. The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dr Boboye Oyeyemi gave the advice in a press release signed by the Assistant Corps Marshal in charge of Corps Public Education, Bisi Kazeem. He noted that the willingness of Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son, Ismael in fulfilment of his earlier promise to God, but which was replaced by ram as observed during the celebration, is a lesson in sacrifice and discipline which human beings must imbibe. He urged Muslims to strictly adhere to the health and safety regulations as provided for by the Presidenti...
FRSC reacts to harassment of it’s personnel, damage to Patrol vehicle by Tricycle rider in Edo
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FRSC reacts to harassment of it’s personnel, damage to Patrol vehicle by Tricycle rider in Edo

The Federal Road Safety Corps has noted with dismay the unruly, defiant and rebellious attack that resulted into an unprecedented degree of damage to both FRSC personnel detailed on patrol operations and the patrol vehicle by a tricycle rider in Benin, Edo State. The tricycle rider who was arrested in Benin, along Benin/Sapele road for driving against traffic, went berserk at the point of arrest, stripped himself naked, and started throwing obstacles on both personnel and the patrol vehicle while at some point, even dragged the patrol operatives in uniform. During the attack, the man tore the staff's uniform and not only damaged the windscreen of the patrol car, but disfigured the bonnet and other body parts with mud and stone. In a statement made available to The DAILY VENDOR, the ...