FRSC personnel do not carry firearms – Corps Marshal

FRSC personnel do not carry firearms – Corps Marshal

By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.


The Acting Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Dauda Biu, says the FRSC personnel do not carry any kind of firearms, whether on patrol or on other official duties.


Biu made the clarification in a statement issued by the Corps Public Education Officer of FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday in Abuja.


The acting corps marshal said that the clarification had become imperative and pertinent, following the image of an operative who was captured on camera, carrying firearms in a position that suggested he was on official duty.


“The viral report should be disregarded in totality, as it is just an old and re-circulated image of an overzealous staff who posed with a rifle belonging to a sister agency’s staff in admiration and ignorance in 2018.


“The said staff has since been punished, according to existing maintenance of discipline of the Corps.


“Officials do not currently carry arms and we advise members of the public to disregard the image being re-circulated,” he said.


The FRSC boss also called on the public to desist from believing such fake images, as the Corps strove to make the roads safer for all road users.

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