Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024


The State Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps, Corps Commander Frederick Ogidan says the corps has deployed over two hundred and fifty officers and men, across the state to ensure free flow of traffic during the Easter celebrations.

Corps Commander Ogidan who disclosed this while speaking to newsmen said about five hundred special marshals, twelve patrol vehicles and Ambulances have also been deployed pointing out that the corps is committed to ensuring that people do not suffer on the road as a result of traffic jam, especially in many places where construction works are ongoing in the state.

He advised road users, especially drivers to apply caution, ensure that their vehicles are in good conditions, obey traffic rules, maintain minimum speed limits and ensure that they use good tyres.

The State Sector Commander assured that the corps will sustain its sensitization programme for road users in the state to ensure that the state remains among the states with the lowest rate of road accidents in the country.

Corps Commander Ogidan who frowned at the attitude of most tricycle operators who carry more than three passengers, and those who operate tricycles without required training and drivers license, warned that the corps will ensure that the offenders are punished.

He stressed the need for people to obey traffic rules and ensure that their vehicle papers are in order.

The State Sector Commander while wishing the road users crash free Easter celebrations, assured that the corps will continue to be alive to its responsibility of ensuring accident free roads.

In a related development, the Abia State Police Command has extended its heartfelt Easter greetings to all Christian faithful in the state, as they joined other christians around the world to observe the sacred occasion, commemorating the resurrection of Christ.

The Abia State Police Command, has in a release made available to newsmen by ASP Maureen Chinaka LLB Anipr, Police Public Relations Officer, on behalf of CP Kenechukwu Onwuemelie, the Commissioner Of Police, disclosed that it has activated an Operation Order emplacing adequate security measures before, during, and after the Easter celebrations.

The release read, “Officers have been deployed to ensure safety and security across Abia State. Regular and special patrols of essential public spaces and roads in Abia state are ongoing as part of many more covert and overt activities to ensure that the Easter celebration is hitch-free.

“We call on all Abians to be vigilant and security-conscious and to report any form of suspicious activity to the nearest police station or contact the command hotlines via: 08035415406, 08079210004, 08079210003, 08079210005”.


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