The zone Rs. 12 of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) said it has dispatched 1,051 personnel to ensure safe highways during the Easter celebration in Bauchi, Borno and Yobe states.
The Zonal Commander of FRSC, Rotimi Adeleye, said 430 officers and men of the FRSC were deployed in Bauchi State, while Borno and Yobe state had 347 and 274 deployments accordingly.
The zonal commander explained that “the deployment was Sequel to the FRSC National Headquarters Order for Easter Special Patrol Operations in ensuring free flow of traffic, Reduction in Road Traffic Crash, Road Traffic Fatality and Road Traffic Incidence, from Wednesday 31 March to Wednesday 7 April, 2021.”
He added the Zonal Command in Bauchi, has put in place “some strategies in line with RSHQ directives in ensuring a hitch-free Easter celebration with special emphasis on Free flow of Vehicles, traffic calming and ensuring lane discipline.”
“For Strict enforcement of Road Traffic laws and regulations, a Mobile court will operate during the period while prompt rescue and response to distress calls, speedy removal of obstructions from highways, among others, will be emphasized.
He said further that the Zonal Command Office will ensure that Personnel mounts all black spots in the Zone to ensure safe drive along the roads throughout the Easter period stressing that Zebra 29, 30 and 31 located at Bishi, Alkaleri LGA and Rimin Zayam and Magaman Gumau in Toro LGA will be at alert for prompt rescue services.
Mr Adeleye assured that three Zonal Clinics in Bauchi, Alkaleri and Beninshiekh will also be on 24hrs active service while the Tow truck located at RS12.31 Potiskum has been deployed to tow/clear the routes of obstructions.
The Zonal Commanding Officer then wished all motoring public a Happy Easter and a safe drive throughout the period and beyond.