FRSC condemns attack on personnel, operational vehicles in Plateau

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu on Friday condemned an attack on its personnel and operational vehicles in Jos, Plateau State on Thursday.

Biu, in a statement by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Corps Public Education Officer, FRSC Headquarters, Abuja, Bisi Kazeem, described the attack as unfortunate, uncalled-for, adding that it could have a demoralizing effect on the general morale of the operatives.

The FRSC personnel, according to Kazeem, were attacked while rescuing crash victims following a fatal crash that occurred on Bauchi Road, Jos, Plateau State at 1.30pm Thursday, which led to the death of 13 people.

“The fatal crash involved a diesel laden tanker that instantly went into flames, killing 13 people, injuring 10 and burning down a total of eight vehicles, six tricycles, and two motorcycles.

“The two teams detailed to carryout prompt rescue of the crash victims were ambushed by sympathisers and suspected hoodlums who came out in their hundreds, burning down one FRSC patrol vehicle, and damaging the ambulance that was to rescue the injured victims to the hospital.

“The attack also left three operatives with severe injuries sustained on their heads and other parts of their bodies.

“The Corps Marshal while sympathising with the victims of the crash also called on the public to desist from further unprovoked attacks on FRSC personnel, and its facilities both in the operational front and within its Commands premises.

“Dauda Biu however applauded the swift response of the Nigeria Police Force, and other security organisations who acted swiftly to calm the rising tension, as well as disperse the angry mob and restore normalcy on that route,” the statement said.

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