Criminals razed to the ground, FRSC offices ransacked in Abia, Lagos, five more – Official Reveals

Posted by on Oct 23, 2020, Under: News

Criminals razed to the ground, FRSC offices ransacked in Abia, Lagos, five more – Official Reveals

Following the spread of violence in Nigerian cities recently, the Federal Highway Safety Corps has complained that its offices in Abia, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Imo, Lagos and Enugu have also been attacked by thugs.

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While some offices were burned down, in others objects and property were stolen.

The body’s public education officer, assistant corpse marshal, Bisi Kazim, said this in a statement entitled “#ENDSARS: FRSC Condemns Merciless Attack on Personnel and Operational Tools” on Friday.

He also condemned the incessant attacks on his personnel and operational assets during the unrest in the country.

Kazim said: “Following the escalation of violence in the country, FRSC formations were physically attacked and their offices set on fire.

“This includes operational and other vehicles, damage to various objects and massive looting of valuables from FRSC units, including driver’s license centers.

“None of the employees died. One staff member was injured while driving the Benin toll highway and is currently being treated.

“Some of the items stolen and burned in the Aba South DLC include computers, printers, chairs, tables, air conditioners, laptops, files, and fans, among others.

“The Anambra DLC has been completely vandalized. The Delta State Command Base was damaged. The 70-ton tow truck of the Auchi team burned down.

“Imo, Lagos and Enugu were also among the states affected by this protest.”

Kazim said the Corps will continue to respond to road accidents and other emergencies.

He said that the chief of the FRSC corps, Dr. Boboye Oyemi, had ordered all formations to be put on high alert to avoid further attacks.

He also advised young people to “express their anger by destroying critical government infrastructure despite provocation, disappointment and incitement.”