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Our personnel don’t carry fire arms – FRSC clarifies

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Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has debunked the rumour making the rounds that its personnel have started carrying guns or any other firearms whether on patrol or any other official duty.

In a statement on Sunday by Mr. Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal and Corps Public Education Officer, said the explanation has become very pertinent, following the image of an operative who was captured on camera carrying firearms in a position that suggests he was on official duty.

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Kazeem said: “The viral report should be disregarded in totality as it’s just but 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

“The Acting Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu while reacting to the image that is being re-circulated has stated that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps do not currently carry arms and advise members of the public should disregard the image being re-circulated.

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“The public is by this publication called upon to desist from believing such fake image as the Corps continues to commit itself to making the roads safer for all to use.”

pressloaded recalls that FRSC is the sole agency of government responsible for traffic regulations and control.

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