Sunday, 5 November 2017

FRSC To Deploy 2,000 Personnel, 100 Vehicles For Anambra Polls

Corps Marshal Oyeyemi And some Of His Officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is to deploy additional 2,000 personnel and 100 vehicles for the Nov. 18 gubernatorial election in Anambra.

Its Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a phone interview with newsmen on Saturday.

Kazeem said the men and vehicles would be drawn from neighbouring Delta and Enugu states to complement the Sector Command and sister security agencies in the state.

“We are deploying patrol vehicles from Delta and Enugu state commands and the unit commands with monitors from RSHQ (Road Safety Head Headquarters) to ensure road blockage and diversion on the day of the election, aside deployment at polling stations.

“So, the additional patrol vehicles will be drawn from the following commands: Asaba, Enugu Night Mile, Agbor, Issele Ukwu, Nsukka, Okigwe, Obolo-Afor, Agwu and RSHQ.

“In all, we are hoping to deploy about 100 vehicles in all, while about 2,000 personnel will be deployed for the duties.”

Asked what road traffic management personnel would be doing at polling centres, the FRSC spokesman explained that their role would be purely complementary to ensure crowd control and discipline .

“You know we are a paramilitary organisation. So, we do security duties too. If they put two policemen somewhere, they can put one immigration and road safety.

“All the security agencies will come together – police, SSS, FRSC, NDLEA, Immigration and Customs if they are there.

“They will have them in a pool and distribute in polling stations to do security duties just to maintain order and discipline

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