The Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Dauda Ali Biu, has decried the incessant knock down/crushing of patrol operatives as a result of the recklessness of some drivers who have continuously violated the legally prescribed speed limit.
He stated this while bemoaning the death of two operatives of the corps.
He pledged the resolve of the corps to apprehend perpetrators of the deadly act and force them to face the wrath of the law.
Dauda Ali Biu spoke following the crushing to death of two patrol operatives of the FRSC by a truck driver along Ikot-Ikpene – Aba route on Friday.
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The crash occurred as a result of excessive speed indulged by the driver of a DAF articulated truck while trying to dodge a pothole along the axis.
According to preliminary investigation, the fatal crash involved FRSC Patrol Vehicle and a white coloured truck.
The road crash affected a total of eight male adults, out of which two sustained severe injuries, two were killed while the remaining four passengers were rescued without any injuries.
The injured persons have been taken to Ikot Ekpene General Hospital and the dead deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital.
The Acting Corps Marshal, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the staff who lost their lives in active service while assuring the public of the Corps’ resilience and resolve to ensure that the perpetrators of such bad driving culture were forced to face the law; or desist from such act by complying with acceptable road safety regulations, as the Corps would not spare anyone engaged in the deadly act of recklessness on the road.