Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps Dispels Rumors On Arming of Officials
The Federal Road Safety Commission has advised Nigerians to disregard reports claiming that the agency had begun distribution of arms to its officials.
FRSC Head of Media Relations, Bisi Kazeem, said today that some “irresponsible” people took a recent statement of the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, out of context to suit their own agenda.
He said “The Corps Marshal was lamenting the recent findings that 70 marshals lost their lives this year alone to some outlawed motorists. He then stated that such a high number of losses could have been avoided if FRSC personnel were carrying arms as allowed by the law.
But he quickly added that there is no immediate plan to implement the law allowing officials to carry arms.
Nigerian Social Media was agog over the last few days with many people condemning the purported move to arm road safety officials. Glad to hear that it is all rumors.