Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has condemned strongly, the unjustifiable attack on both FRSC personnel and operational vehicles describing it as unfortunate, uncalled-for, and could have a demoralizing effect on the general morale of the operatives.
He stated this while reacting to the recent attack on FRSC personnel who were carrying out their lawful duty of rescuing crash victims following a fatal crash that occured in Bauchi Road street, Jos, Plateau state on Thursday afternoon, April 27, 2023.
The fatal crash involved a diesel ladened tanker that instantly went into flames, killing 13 people, injuring 10 victims and burning down eight vehicles, six tricycles, and 2 motorcycles.
In a statement signed and sent to Business AM by Bisi Kazeem, assistant corps marshal and corps public education officer
of FRSC said that, the two teams detailed to carryout prompt rescue of the crash victims were ambushed by sympathisers and suspected hoodlums who came out in their hundreds.
The hoodlums succeeded in burning down a patrol vehicle, caused damage to many parts of the ambulance that was to rescue the injured victims to the hospital. The attack also left three operatives with severe injuries sustained on their heads and other parts of their bodies.
Biu while sympathising with the victims of the crash also called on the public to desist from further unprovoked attacks on FRSC personnel, and it’s facilities both in the operational front and within it’s commands premises.
He however applauded the swift response of the Police, and other security organisations who acted swiftly to calm the rousing tension, as well as disperse the angry mob and restore normalcy on that route.
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