The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has refuted claims that it sought government approval for its officers to carry firearms. Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, issued a statement on Sunday to clarify the situation.
Kazeem emphasized that the statement attributed to the representative of the Corps Marshal during the Passing Out Parade of Cadets at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC) in Kotangora, Niger State, did not accurately represent the current stance of the Corps Marshal and the FRSC management.
He urged the public to disregard the earlier information. He provided the following statement: “The attention of the FRSC has just been drawn to a report that the Corps Marshal is seeking the Federal Government’s permission for the Corps personnel to bear arms.
FRSC Denies Seeking Approval for Officers to Bear Arms
The said erroneous statement credited to the representative of the Corps Marshal at the Passing Out Parade of Cadets at the Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kotangora, Niger State, does not reflect the current position of the Corps Marshal and the management team. Members of the public should, therefore, take note.”
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In a related development, the FRSC has warned Nigerians about the dangers of the “ember months,” a period known for increased vehicular movements and an associated rise in road accidents.
The FRSC has called on road users to adhere to traffic regulations, especially during this period, and emphasized the need to combat overspeeding and overloading, which are significant contributors to accidents in Nigeria. The organization has been intensifying its efforts to reduce road traffic accidents through extensive campaigns against traffic rule violations.
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