FRSC warns Motorists Against Attacks on Marshals in Cross River
By Chukwu Ezechime
Mr Chidi Nwokonta Sector Commander of Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) for Cross River has warned Motorists in the state against continued attacks on its Marshals on official duties.
Nkwonta gave the warning in Calabar when he received members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Cross River Council in his office.
He said that there have been series of unwarranted attacks on his men in the state, especially in Calabar the state capital.
“Lately, we have been having series of attacks on our marshals in Calabar. Recently, some people on uniform stormed on my men along Marian road and shot them and we have reported the matter to the Police.
“Also, one of our men was beaten by a motorist who refused arrest and as I speak, the personnel is still in the hospital. This is an attack too many, ” he said.
The commander warned that, the command would not take more of such un-provocative attacks from members of the public.
“We will not tolerate it any longer. We have the right to self defense and we cannot sit down and watch our men being killed or molested in the course of doing their legitimate duties, ” he said.
He encouraged members of the public not to see the FRSC as enemies but as enforcement agents working to ensure safety on the roads in line with the FRSC act 2007.
“People need to understand that we are out just to enforce safety rules and to save lives,” he said.
He pledged to partner with the NUJ in sensitising the public on rules guiding driving.
He commended NUJ for contributing to the mainstay of FRSC in the country.