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Eid: FRSC, NSCDC deploy 3,793 officers in Edo, Ondo, Benue

- Abbas Jimoh

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have deployed 3,793 personnel in Edo, Ondo and Benue for a safe and free movement during the Eid-El Kabir celebratio­n.

In Edo State, the Sector Commander of FRSC, Henry Benamaisia, said 1,250 officers have been deployed to ensure a crash-free motoring environmen­t during the celebratio­n.

“Aside from the personnel, we are also deploying 25 patrols vehicles, two heavy-duty tow truck vehicles, one tow van, and three ambulances across the state in order to ensure quick response services,” he said.

He said the operatives would ensure that critical corridor and other parts of the state were adequately covered while potential traffic gridlock areas would be manned to ensure free movement of vehicles.

The sector commander listed the critical corridors to include Benin-Ekiadolor-Ovia -Okada-Ohosu road, BeninIruek­pen-Ekpoma, EwuAgbede-Auchi-Auchi,(4)BeninOkhua­he-Ogheneki-Agbor road, Benin-Ologbo axis among others.

He advised road users to endeavour to cultivate the habit of discipline, patient, maintain lane discipline and tolerance and obey traffic laws and FRSC operatives as they travel through the state.

FRSC in Benue State said it has deployed 579 Regular Marshals and 107 Special Marshals for patrol, rescue and traffic control during Eid celebratio­n.

The Sector Commander, Yakubu Mohammed, in a statement, called on road users to be safety conscious and to abide by all safety rules and regulation­s during the celebratio­n and beyond.

He warned motorists to desist from desperatio­n for making more money during the period because that could lead to overspeedi­ng and crashes.

He assured members of the public that FRSC would always be ready to respond positively on rescue operations 24/7 and will also partner with all stakeholde­rs to ensure safe road use in the state.

Similarly, the Ondo State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hammed Abodunrin, said 1,857 personnel had been deployed to provide adequate security before, during and after the Eid Kabir celebratio­n.

He disclosed this in a statement by the command Public Relations Officer, Olufemi Omole.

He urged the public to collaborat­e with all security agencies by providing credible informatio­n that would assist them to nip in the bud all forms of criminalit­ies.

He said officers would be deployed to Eid prayer grounds, mosques, recreation­al centres, motor parks, churches and other public areas.

The Jigawa State Government has suspended all durbar activities in all the five emirate councils in the state.

Secretary to the state, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini, said the decision was taken following a circular from Presidenti­al Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, putting six states and FCT on red alert.

He said the state government has also directed that Eid Prayer should be held in an open space at Friday mosques.

He urged the general public and religious leaders in the state to avoid large gatherings.

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