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Yuletide: FRSC deploys 800 personnel on Kogi highways

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 800 personnel to patrol the highways within Kogi State during this year’s yuletide. The state FRSC Sector…

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 800 personnel to patrol the highways within Kogi State during this year’s yuletide.

The state FRSC Sector Commander, Mr Samuel Oyedeji, disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement in Lokoja.

He said this year yuletide patrol, tagged “Operation Zero  Road Traffic Crash’, commenced on  December 15 and will end on January 15, 2024.

The state FRSC boss charged motorists to obey traffic rules, avoid dangerous driving, overloading and the use of cell phones while driving.

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“Enforcement will be focused on checkmating and sanctioning traffic offenders to curb unnecessary loss of lives on the highways,” he said.

The sector commander added that four help centres had been set up in Ejule, Ajaokuta, Osara and Okene for prompt emergency rescue services.

Also, five camps have been created in Lokoja, Koton Karfe, Zariagi and Okene for 24 hours traffic control operations in and around the areas.

Explaining further, Oyedeji said the command will deploy regular personnel and special marshals, 25 patrol vehicles, three ambulances and a heavy-duty tow truck to ensure free movement of vehicles during and after the yuletide.

Meanwhile, the state police command has assured travellers using Kogi State as their transit route of adequate security during the yuletide.

The state commissioner of police, Onuoha Benthrand, charged the senior officers of the command to provide water-tight security to prevent any ugly situation during this period.

 

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