FRSC deploys 365 personnel, 40 patrol vans to control traffic

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THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has deployed 365 personnel, 40 patrol vehicles, 15 bikes and 10 tow trucks to control traffic along all routes leading to the venue of the swearing-in of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on May 29.

The Corps Marshal Dauda Biu ordered the deployment, according to a statement issued on Friday, May 26, by FRSC’s public education officer Bisi Kazeem.

Biu also ordered the deployment of 155 traffic cones, 15 ambulances, 84 patrolites and a number of reflective tapes to augment the entrenchment of safety and ease of movement.

He urged the personnel to collaborate with the officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force as well as other security organisations detailed for the national programme.

The Corps Marshall called on road users to comply with restrictions of movement.

The areas to be cordoned for diversion of traffic include the Goodluck Jonathan Expressway by the Court of Appeal, Deeper Life Junction, Bond/ Total Filling Station, Federal Capital Development Authority junction, Finance Junction by ECOWAS, Ministry of Women Affairs junction, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Eagle Square ( Phase 1&2).

Others are Kur Mohammed Road/ National Mosque, Abia House junction, NITEL junction by Ademola Adetokunbo street, Gama junction/ Transcorp, Bayelsa House by Federal High Court, Aso Drive, CEDDI Plaza, NNPC Twin Towers as well as NNPC/ NBS.

“The Corps personnel will also play active role in piloting dignitaries from the following locations; Old Parade Ground – Eagle Square, International Conference Centre, Eagle Square, and Eagle Square Pavilion.

“The Corps will also engage in strategic crowd control in and around the inauguration venue,” the statement added.

The ICIR reported that the police has tightened security in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) ahead of the inauguration of a new administration on May 29.

The inauguration will usher in a new administration headed by President-elect Bola Tinubu, who was declared winner of the February 25 president election.

In a statement on Friday, May 26, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the FCT Police Command Josephine Adeh said officers and men of the Police Force have been deployed to beef up security in the territory ahead of the event.

There are also collaborations between the Police and other security agencies to ensure that the event is held without any form of violence.

“The strategic, operational deployment is characterized by visibility policing across the Territory, stop and search duty, intelligence-led raids on black spots, surveillance, vehicular/foot patrol, and diversions at strategic points,” the statement released by the FCT Police Command said.


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