The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu has condemned what he described as unjustifiable attack on both FRSC personnel and operational vehicles.
He stated this while reacting to the recent attack on FRSC personnel who were carrying out their lawful duty of rescuing crash victims following a fatal crash that occured in Bauchi Road street, Jos, Plateau State on Thursday, 27 April, 2023 at 1330HRS.
The fatal crash involved a diesel ladened tanker that instantly went into flames, killing 13 people, injuring 10 victims and burning down a total of 8 motor vehicles, 6 tricycles, and 2 motorcycles.
The 2 teams detailed to carryout prompt rescue of the crash victims were ambushed by sympathizers and suspected hoodlums who came out in their hundreds, burning down 1 FRSC patrol vehicle, and damaging many parts of the ambulance that was to rescue the injured victims to the hospital. The attack also left 3 operatives with severe injuries sustained on their heads and other parts of their bodies.
The Corps Marshal while sympathizing with the victims of the crash also called on the public to desist from further unprovoked attacks on FRSC personnel, and it’s facilities both in the operational front and within its Commands premises.
Dauda Biu, however applauded the speedy response of the Nigeria Police Force, and other security organizations who acted swiftly to calm the rousing tension, as well as dispersed the angry mob and restored normalcy on that route.