Reactions are beginning to pour after the news that the Federal Government has approved fire arms for the men and officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps following upsurge in intentional violent attacks and killing of some of its operatives during legitimate duties.
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, made this known on Friday in Abuja at the end of year management strategy session as a way to assess the Corps stewardship as well as ensuring effective service delivery.
He noted that in 2016 alone, the Corps has lost over 70 of its personnel as a result of violent attacks by motorists who drive on the wrong side of the law.
The Corps Marshal emphasised that such violent acts would soon be met with the full force of arms, making it clear that the act establishing the commission allows them to bear arms, and that the Federal Government had earlier approved that, with about 5,000 personnel already undergoing training on firearms.
Nigerians are expressing their disapproval of this new development on social media; they fear it’s a wrong move by the FRSC and FG. Below are some of their reactions:
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