By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Pankshin Unit Command has embarked on training of youths on various rescue techniques of accident victims.
Most of the youths being trained apre those living along accident prone areas of Pankshin and Kanke Local Government areas of Plateau Staten such as Corner Machiji and Corner Kuka respectively.
Mr Nnamdi Ikeh-Akabogu, Unit Commander, told the youths and other traditional rulers present during the training workshop held in Pankshin that the training became imperative in view of the prevalent accidents along the highways
“We deemed this workshop necessary in view of the fact that most victims of Road Traffic Crashes (RTCs).get to loose their lives simply because immediate assistance to them before our arrival is lacking.
“It is our believe that if you (youths) people who live around the accident prone areas could do something immediate=ely with or without our presence, it would go a long way in saving innocent souls from unnecessary deaths, the unit commander stated.
Ikeh-Akabogu charged the youths to be keen at taking whatever training they will receive and equally put them to use so as to join in saving lives.
According to him, “saving lives of people is everybody’s business, so you should be seen tob committed to the course as caring and patriotic citizens. ‘’
Responding on behalf of the youths, Mr Yilkam Batmut, commended the FRSC for the well thought initiative, which he described as “wisely’’ and “timely’’ considering the unnecessary lost of lives that due occur as a result of poor handling of victims by sympathizers like them.
“We believe this training will strengthen us to render the desired help to accident victims, whom most times we are afraid to assist considering our amateurism and reaction of hospital personnel, ’’ he pointed out.
Batmut described FRSC rescue operations as “legendry’’ and should be supported by all and sundry.
Also speaking, Mr Moses Yilbisa, traditional ruler of Balang, commended the Corps for such a laudable initiative, which he noted would bring about good rapour and synergy among the its (FRSC) personnel and the civilians.
The traditional ruler pledged to caution his subjects against any unholy and unruly act at rendering assistance to the Corps and victims of road traffic crashes.