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PIC. 12.  FRSC ZONAL COMMANDER,  ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHAL, CHARLES THEOPHILUS (L), WITH SECTOR 

COMMANDER, CORPS COMMANDER OLUMIDE OLAGUNJU, AT THE COMMENCEMENT FRSC "OPERATION SHIELD" ON  

KADUNA - ABUJA HIGH WAY IN KADUNA ON MONDAY (6/5/13) .
PIC. 12. FRSC ZONAL COMMANDER, ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHAL, CHARLES THEOPHILUS (L), WITH SECTOR COMMANDER, CORPS COMMANDER OLUMIDE OLAGUNJU, AT THE COMMENCEMENT FRSC "OPERATION SHIELD" ON KADUNA - ABUJA HIGH WAY IN KADUNA ON MONDAY (6/5/13) .
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Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials

Mfonobong Akpan

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.

Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials

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:

Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials
Nigerians react to FG’s approval of fire arms for FRSC officials

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