The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) on Tuesday decried the killing of its officers on the field by drivers.
Mr Bisi Kazeem, who spoke on behalf of the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said that henceforth any driver found to be responsible for the death of FRSC officers would be brought to book.
“The deaths of the corps are becoming a reoccurring issue that needs to be checked.
“We lost three officers of the corps in Talata Mafara and a special marshal in Sagamu last week to hit and run drivers; the two culprits were later caught.”
Oyeyemi expressed worry about the deaths of marshals, especially by hit and run drivers, adding that the incidence was getting more frequent.
He said that henceforth, any culprit would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
He also said that the corps was re-strategizing and deploying its senior officers to coach marshals on patrol ethics and ways to avoid such occurrences.
The corps marshal said that FRSC management was already looking into changing the corps’ patrol tactics so as not to be susceptible to such accidents in the future.
He urged the officers and marshals not to relent in their efforts to achieve the FRSC mandate noting that such accidents could occur occasionally in the course of the job.
Oyeyemi said that the FRSC was already in discussions with government officials to proffer ways to tackle such incidences and protect the lives of officers on the field.