Insecurity: FRSC Seeks FG’s Permission To Bear Firearms

Insecurity: FRSC Seeks FG’s Permission To Bear Firearms
  • PublishedOctober 8, 2023

Considering the level of security challenges ravaging the country, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday, says there is a need for its personnel to bear firearms in discharging their duties.

The Corps Marshal, Mr. Dauda Biu, made this known at the Nigerian Army Training Centre, Kontagora, Niger, while inaugurating 1,762 personnel of the corps who just concluded their four-month basic course.

Men of the FRSC on duty

Represented by the Deputy Corps Marshal, Shehu Zaki, the Corps Marshal said that the measure would ensure adequate protection for the personnel who were often attacked in the course of duty by some road users or suspected criminals who take advantage of the security challenges in the country.

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According to him, “It is left to the political leaders to arm the FRSC, but what we do know is that the issue of the FRSC bearing arms has been on our status since 1992.

“What we are still waiting for is for us to be given the go-ahead to start using arms.

“Right now, looking at the level of insecurity in the country, it is not out of place for the FRSC to start using arms to enable us to protect ourselves when the need arises.”

  • Kazeem Badmus

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