By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos.
The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Pankshin Unit Command said all was set to massively deploy its officers to man accident prone areas in Plateau Central Zone.
Mr Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, Pankshin FRSC RS.4.12 Unit Commande, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen over the plans of the corps for the forthcoming Christmas celebration.
“Our personnel will be massively deployed to some identified black spots along Mangu/ Pankshin, Pankshin/Chip, Pankshin/ Kanke, Pankshin/ Kanam, and Pankshin/ Langtan, during the Christmas period.
“What we are trying to avoid is a situation whereby innocent lives will be subjected to untimely death due recklessness of drivers on the highways, “
“We are saddened by the preventable road crashes recorded in Plateau Central in recent times and desire to do our best at avoid such during this yuletide.’’
He further disclosed that the command and all Special Marshals of the Unit would meet on Wednesday to come up with plans to mitigate road crashes during the festive period.
The Unit Commander said,
“We are working out a good number of plans to ensure that we have safe motoring as the goal is to ensure that the roads are free for everybody to use, most especially at this period when people are always in a hurry.“
“As such. the Command will leave no stone upturned in order to see that see that returnees and other motorists do not suffer undue stress this Season, ’’ he said.
He warned motorists against speeding and overloading, which he noted were some of the main factors that cause road crashes on the nation’s highways.
Ikeh-Akabogu stated that the corps was working out ways by which it could arrest and promptly prosecute such offenders with severe penalties to serve as deterrent to others.
The Unit Commander said that the Command would continue with its strategy on “enlightenment campaigns toward ensuring free flow of traffic on the highways.”