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Our personnel don’t bear arms – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated that its personnel are not yet permitted to carry guns or any other fire arms, whether on…

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated that its personnel are not yet permitted to carry guns or any other fire arms, whether on patrol or any other official duty.

FRSC Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement Sunday, said the clarification became necessary following the image of an operative captured on camera carrying fire arms in a position that suggested he was on official duty. 

He said the viral report should be disregarded in totality as it was an old and recirculated image of an overzealous staff member who posed with a rifle belonging to a sister agency’s staff in admiration and ignorance in 2018. 

Kazeem said the staff member had since been punished according to existing maintenance of discipline by the Corps.

He said Acting Corps Marshal Dauda Ali Biu advised members of the public to disregard the image being recirculated.