- The assistant corps marshal, of the FRSC, Nwaka Agnes, says there is need to enlighten herders on how their cattle should cross the roads
- She cautions motorists against driving and making calls
- NSCDC confirms two officers killed in Benue herdsmen attack
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has raised concerns over the obstructions of roads by herdsmen and their cows in some parts of the country.
The assistant corps marshal, of the FRSC, Nwaka Agnes, said there was need to enlighten herders on how their cattle should cross the roads, noting that there was no reason for anybody to endanger the lives of other road users, The Punch reports.
“It (obstruction of traffic by herders and their cows) is worrisome alright but then there is always room for dialogue. There should be more dialogue so that people will really understand that we really need to understand one another’s limit, she said in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the foundation laying ceremony of an office block of the FRSC zonal command in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on Thursday, February 15," she said.
The assistant corps marshal cautioned motorists against driving and making calls; noting that such had resulted to deaths of many people. She urged people to be more safety conscious and desist from making other road safety infractions,
“It (driving and making calls) is an offense which is chargeable. We have our offense sheet. If you are caught doing that, you are fined. Nigerians know that is wrong. You cannot be driving and be making calls because it always has fatal consequences,” Agnes said.
“I will appeal to Nigerians: the phones are to help us and they are not to destroy us. There are rules guiding the use of phones. We are still appealing to them to follow the rules and live longer and keep our roads safe."
Meanwhile, the Benue state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has confirmed the killing of two of its men in Wanger village, Kasseyo council ward of Guma local government area of Benue state, on Sunday, February 11.
The command’s corps public relations officer, Adakole John Peter (ASCl), said that the two officers, Adams Godwin and Patrick Abah were killed during an exchange of fire between its men and herdsmen that came to attack the village, the Sun reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Peter, however, refuted an earlier claim in a section of the media that the two dead officers were recruited in 2017.
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