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How Hoodlums Razed, Looted FRSC Offices In Abia, Lagos, Five Others - Official Reveals

Posted by Samuel on Fri 23rd Oct, 2020 -

He also decried incessant attacks on its personnel and operational tools during the unrest in the country.

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Following the spread of violence around Nigerian cities in recent times, the Federal Road Safety Corps has lamented that its offices in Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Imo, Lagos, and Enugu were also attacked by the rampaging hoodlums.

While some of the offices were burnt, items and properties were stolen in others.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem, made this known in a statement titled, ‘#ENDSARS: FRSC decries incessant attack on personnel, Operational tools’, on Friday.

He also decried incessant attacks on its personnel and operational tools during the unrest in the country.

Kazeem said, “Upon the escalation of violence upon the country, FRSC formations came under physical attacks resulting in the burning down of offices.

“This includes Operational and other vehicles, damaging of sundry structures and massive looting of valuables of FRSC formations including Drivers license Centres.

“No live of any staff had been lost. A staff sustained an injury at Benin toll gate unit command and currently receiving treatment.

“Some of the items stolen and burnt in Aba South DLC are computers, printers, chairs, tables, Air conditioners, laptops, files, and fans among others.

“Anambra DLC was completely vandalised. Delta State command operation base was affected. Auchi command’s 70-ton tow truck was burnt.

“Imo, Lagos and Enugu were also among the states affected during this Protest.”

Kazeem said that the Corps would however continue to respond to road traffic crashes and other emergencies.

He said the Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had directed that all formations be placed on alert to avert further attacks.

He also advised youth against “ventilating their anger by vandalising government’s critical infrastructure, notwithstanding the provocation, frustrations and incitement”.

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