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FRSC, Police, Military Unite Against Long Bridge Robbers

Posted by: On November 6, 2019 || Categories: News


The Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Sector Command, has said it
is working with the police and the military to tackle robbers on the
Long Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The News Agency of Nigeria
reports that robbers cash in on the gridlock between the Long Bridge and
Berger Bus Stop on the expressway to dispossess motorists and commuters
of their valuables.

The section is currently undergoing
reconstruction by the Federal Government, hence the partial closure
which causes gridlock on the ever-busy highway.

The FRSC Sector
Commander, Mr Hyginus Omeje, told NAN on Monday in Lagos that the corps
was aware of robbery attacks against motorists on the Long Bridge and
had risen to the occasion.

According to him, since the FRSC
personnel do not carry arms, the corps is working with relevant agencies
to clamp down on the miscreants who capitalise on the gridlock to rob
people.

“Whatever we need to do to reduce gridlock across the
state, we have to do it. It is because of this gridlock that miscreants
attack people in traffic.

“Some of these armed miscreants dispossess people of their jewellery, phones and other valuables.

“We
are aware of that and we are working with relevant sister agencies, the
Nigeria Police Force and even the military, so that they can continue
to provide security there since the FRSC does not carry arms,’’ Omeje
said.

According to him, the corps only has pen and paper to work with.

“Ours
is to ensure that the gridlock that the criminals are capitalising on
is removed from the road. If the traffic is flowing, nobody will come
and attack anyone.

“By the time this Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is
completed and we open up six lanes, anyone that stays on the way is
risking his life,’’ the FRSC boss said.

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