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Sallah: FRSC to deploy 406 marshals, 6 ambulances, 30 patrol vehicles in Kaduna

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday that the commission would deploy 406 marshals across Kaduna State for the 2016 Eid-el-Kabir celebration. Oyeyemi made…

FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said on Wednesday that the commission would deploy 406 marshals across Kaduna State for the 2016 Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

Oyeyemi made this known in Kaduna at the flag off of the ember Month/Eid-el-Kabir Sallah patrol.

He also said that six ambulances, 30 patrol vehicles and 400 special marshals would be deployed in the state to ensure hitch-free Sallah celebration.

Oyeyemi, who was represented by the Corps Auditor, FRSC Headquarters, Abuja, Malam Shehu Mohammed, said that the measure became necessary to curb the incessant road crashes often recorded during ember months and Sallah celebration.

“There is usually high vehicular movement on our roads during ember months with increased movement of people for festivals throughout the length and breadth of the country.

“Also, Sallah is just around the corner and people have already started preparations to travel and as such, there is need for the operation to sensitise motorists on safety measure on the highway,’’ he said.

The corps marshal said FRSC personnel would intensify the use of appropriate tyres during the campaign.

“The use of worn out tyres, expired , over-inflated or under-inflated tyres are regular cause of tyre burst which inadvertently leads to road traffic crashes on the roads, “ Oyeyemi said.

He added that the Sallah operation was to equally sensitise the public on the speed limiting device and the use of appropriate tyres on vehicles.

Oyeyemi said current statistics indicated that Nigeria was one of the countries with high cases of road accidents.

The statistics, he said, also indicated that over speeding was a major cause of the traffic carnage.

He reminded motorists that the enforcement date for the speed limit device, as approved by President Muhammadu Buhari, was still Oct.1.

The corps marshal, who further advised motorists against over loading and over speeding, added:

"We want to reduce the number of crashes in the state and I therefore advise all motorists to avoid over loading and speeding during this festive period.

“FRSC has started the implementation with subtle force by clamping down on motorists on top speed, educating them on advantages of limiting speed and the negative effects of moving at high speed.’’ 

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