Speeding truck driver kills 2 FRSC officers in Akwa Ibom

Acting FRSC Marshal Dauda-AliBiu 2

FRSC Marshal Dauda-Ali Biu

By Ibironke Ariyo

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has condemned the killing of its two officers in an accident involving their patrol van and a speeding truck along Ikot-Ikpene – Aba route on Friday.

The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO) Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Mr Bisi Kazeem in a statement on Friday in Abuja said the crash was due to excessive speed of driver of a DAF articulated truck who lost control and hit the patrol van while trying to dodge a pothole along the on the road

“According to preliminary investigation , the fatal crash involved FRSC Patrol Vehicle and a white coloured truck.

“The road crash affected a total of eight male adults, out of which two sustained severe injuries, two were killed while the remaining four passengers were rescued without any injuries.

“The injured persons have been taken to Ikot Ekpene General hospital and the dead deposited in the mortuary of the same hospital,” he said.

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Kazeem quoted the Acting Corps Marshal FRSC Dauda Biu as decrying the incessant knock down and crushing of patrol operatives by motorists.

The FRSC boss said that the killing of the two officers was part of the recklessness of some drivers who have continuously violated the legally prescribed speed limit.

Biu pledged the resolve of the Corps to apprehend perpetrators of the deadly act and make them to face the full wrath of the law.

The FRSC boss conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the families of the staff who lost their lives in active service.

“(We advise motorists) to desist from such act by complying with acceptable road safety regulations, as the Corps will not spare anyone engaged in this deadly act of recklessness on the road, “he said. (NAN)

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