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Sallah Festivities: FRSC Deploys 1,820 Personnel to Control Traffic In Kano

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The Federal Road Safety Corps ( FRSC) Kano State Command said it has deployed 1,820 Personnels comprising 120 Officers, 1,250 Masharls and 450
Special Marshals for effective enforcement of traffic laws, traffic control at strategic locations, in a bid to ensure crash- free and smooth traffic flow during the forth coming EId el Fitr Sallah celebrations.

In statement by Kano State Sector Commander, CC Zubairu Mato said 16 Patrol vehicles, 3 Ambulances, and 1 heavy duty tow truck were also deployed for the week long Operation which will commence on Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 and last on 17th May, 2021.

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” The objective of the Operation is to enhance FRSC visibility on the road through deployment of personal and logistics with a view to reducing Road Traffic Crashes, fatalities and injuries on our Roads and to ensure strict compliance to Covid 19 Health protection Report 2021, as well as to ensure speedy removal of obstruction on our Roads.

” It is also aimed at enlightening members of the public on the need to use the road safely during the festive period.

” The Command has already commenced aggressive public sensitization campaigns and Stakeholders’ engagements to ensure effective compliance to the Presidential Taskforce directives on Covid-19 protocol for inter-state travels; use of facemask by Commuters and sanitation of Motor Parks against spread of Covid-19 virus, social distancing in commuter vehicles, ensure adequate ventilation in Commuter vehicles while on transit, use of hand sanitizers by driver’s and passengers, among others.” The Commander stated

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Mato emphasized that the operation will be focusing on traffic violations such as
Speed violation, Overloading including enforcement of social distancing in commuter vehicles in order to prevent spread of Covid-19 through inter State travels, Wrongful overtaking, lane indiscipline, Road Obstruction, Dangerous driving, Use of phone while driving, Use of Seat Belt/ Child restraint use violation, Route violations, Passenger manifest violations, Mechanically deficiencies to vehicles violations, Un latched and twist locks containers violation, illegal use of SPY number plates and Covid 19 HPR 2021.

The Sector Commander, advised Motorists and other Road users to obey Traffic rules and Regulations and drive with care within the period and beyond.

He urge Members of the Public to report Road obstructions and Road traffic crashes to nearest FRSC office within the State or call: 08077690490, 08077690771,08077690012, 122(FRSC Toll-free), 112 (National Toll-free Emergency Number).

The Sector Commander further assured the General Public of the FRSC Kano State Command’s commitment to ensuring crash-free Sallah celebrations in the State and warn that traffic violations would not be tolerated.

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” The Patrol Operatives would arrest anyone caught violating the traffic rules and sanctioned according to the law.

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NBA condemns attack on Delta court by thugs

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The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA , Warri Branch has condemned the attack on the Delta State High Court 4 by thugs in Warri South Local Government Area.

The NBA in a statement signed by its Chairman, Emmanuel .O. Uti and Mr. Joseph A Omonoseh, Secretary respectively expressed shock and sadness over the unprovoked attack and invasion by the thugs.

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The NBA noted that the act led to the disruption of court proceedings in a suit challenging the succession to the stool of the Olu of Warri Kingdom which was ongoing peacefully.

The NBA said the hoodlums who were armed with dangerous weapons, chased away judicial staff, litigants, lawyers including a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN who was representing one of the parties and disrupted the proceedings.

The NBA condemned the act describing it as despicable and a desecration of the hallowed temple of Justice.

“The NBA Warri branch condemns in totality this unprovoked attack and barbaric behaviour by the hoodlums/thugs and therefore calls on the Inspector General of Police, the Commissioner of Police, Delta State and the Director of State Security Services to immediately set up a team of investigators to unmask the perpetrators of this reprehensible act.

“We also call on Security Operatives to immediately set in motion measures to nip in the bud this ugly trend by providing adequate security in and around the Court premises in Delta State to prevent a reoccurrence of this ugly trend.

 

“We advise the players in the ongoing succession tussle to sheath their swords and allow peace and the law to take its full course as we cannot afford to see our peaceful and loving Warri Kingdom engulfed by the flames of crisis.”

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Police In Kaduna Warns Protesters Against Violating Due Process

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Kaduna State Commission of Police Umar Muri has warned all Interest Groups who want to protest in the state to consider following due process and avoid incessant high blockade, stressing that violators will be treated according to the extant statutory laws of the land.

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In a statement by the command’s public relations officer ASP Muhammad Jalige said the command acknowledged the flight of various communities affected by banditry and kidnapping

” The Command is using this medium to state that it is becoming very worrisome to the Command and other sister security agencies, the incessant blockade of the State’s connecting highways by various interest groups in the name of protest without vobserving due process,”NLC Sues For Security Agencies Intervention On El-Rufa’i’s Fresh Threat

” The Command is not unmindful of the security challenges faced by various communities in the State that is occasioned by risen cases of armed banditry and kidnapping which the top management and government are doing everything possible to restore normalcy to the affected areas. It is therefore necessary to be in the same page with all stakeholders and affected communities to ensure that the enemies of the State are defeated rather than working unilaterally by opposing one another, since particular challenges cannot be adequately tackled by creating additional challenge.” The statement stated,

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The statement said the Command is however, perturbed with the recent activities of some communities engaging in protest and the untoward blocking of highways with its attendant troubles for innocent commuters. emphasizing that such trend will not be tolerated and the acts will be viewed seriously according to extant laws of the land.

It added that the Command is working round the clock to ensure that normalcy is restored and would not fold it hands to be distracted in as much as protest cannot be seen as the solution to the current situation.

” The Command is therefore advising all interest groups and communities to always go through appropriate channel with their grievances as the Command’s door is always open to complaints and other security related issues from all quarters whereas insecurity is localized and the best approach to tackling it is by Police community engagement.

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Ensure Decorum, Civility in Your Engagement with Road Users, NUJ Urges Traffic Enforcement Agencies

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kano State Council has urged officials of Traffic police, KAROTA, Federal Road Safety Corp to ensure decorum and civility in their engagement with road users.

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This was contained in a Communique jointly signed by Council Chairman Comrade Abbas Ibrahim and Secretary Comrade Abba Murtala respectively and issued to journalists at the end of Council’s periodic congress held at the press center kano

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In the congress the union also called on security agencies to intensify efforts in bringing to an end the lingering problems of phone snatching and other criminality.

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The congress enjoined relevant state government agencies to take necessary action against individuals and organizations involved in hiking prices of food items, calling on related authorities to redouble efforts in the fight against the sales of expired, sub-standard and poisonous food/beverages in the state.

The congress advised farmers to focus their attention on food crops production as against that of cash crops production with a view to ensuring availability of food.

The NUJ appreciates the state government for redeploying professional teachers to public schools, calling on the government to pay more attention to schools in the rural areas.

The congress called on the Kano emirate council to intervene by stopping the unnecessary horse riding (KILISA) that constitute threat to the society.

The congress also appealed to members of pen pushing profession to always work within the boundaries of the profession for better service delivery.

In the communique the congress condoles with Maryam Yakasai over the death of her mother.

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