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FRSC deploys 757 personnel, vehicles for Easter Operation in Enugu



The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it is deploying no fewer than 757 personnel for its Special Easter Operation within Enugu State.

The Sector Commander, FRSC Enugu State Command, Mr Joseph Toby, told newsmen in Enugu on Wednesday that the deployed personnel comprise of 490 Regular Marshals and 267 Special Marshals.

Toby said that the command had deployed 17 vehicles, which includes: 12 patrol vehicles, three motorcycles, one tow truck and one ambulance for the operation.

According to him, the operation code-named: “Easter Special Patrol Operation” would last for seven days commencing from April 13 and ending on April 20.

The commander said that personnel from the sector command, its five unit commands, one outpost, one zebra squad and officers in station offices in the 17 Local Government Areas would be involved in the operation.

He said that the major road corridors to be covered included: Enugu-Port Harcourt Road; Enugu-Abakaliki Road; Enugu-9th Mile-Awka Road and Enugu-Nsukka-Opi Road.

Toby said that the personnel would work round the clock within the period to see that motorists and travelers would have seamless experience while plying the roads this festive period.

“We have got our men and equipment ready to provide medical emergencies and rescue services any hour of the day.

“We will also be on hand to ensure that speed are minimised and there is minimal road crashes, fatality and death this festive season,” he said.

The commander advised motorists to ensure they put their vehicles in order before making their journeys to avoid vehicle breakdown and causing inconveniences to other road users.

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“At times, the little fault we leave out might develop a big fault if the vehicle must have worked for several hours; leading to its unexpected breakdown on the highway and the built up traffic that will follow,” he said.

Toby said that the command would be working in collaboration with other “friendly sister security agencies” to ensure a smooth and successful operation this period.

“We are working in close synergy with the Nigeria Police, Nigerian Army, Nigeria Air Force, NSCDC, DSS, state ministry of transport, state fire service and transport unions in the state to make this operation a huge success,” he said.

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