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Kano: FRSC Deploys 1,539 Personnel for End of Year/New Year Operation

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By: MUSTAPHA GAMBO MUHAMMAD 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Command in Kano State has deployed 1,539 personnel for the End of Year 2023/New Year 2024 special patrol operation.

The Kano State FRSC Sector Commander,
Ibrahim Sallau Abdullahi in a statement issued on Monday said the operation was themed “Speed Thrills But Kills, Drive Responsibly and Avoid Overloading.”

The Commander highlighted the comprehensive measures undertaken to ensure road safety during the festive season.

According to him, the operation, named “Operation Zero Tolerance to Road Traffic Crashes,” is scheduled to run from December 15th to January 15th, 2024.

He added that a total of 1,539 personnel, consisting of 1,303 regular Marshals and 236 Special Marshals, will be stationed on major routes to ensure safe and smooth vehicular movement.

“The FRSC has deployed five ambulances, 25 patrol vehicles, one heavy-duty tow truck, and other operational equipment to major routes and highways.

“This includes the deployment of personnel at station officers in the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State.”

He maintained that the deployed personnel will focus on critical road junctions, ensuring the free flow of traffic, and providing prompt attention to victims of road traffic crashes.

Ibrahim Sallau Abdullahi emphasized the importance of responsible driving and adherence to traffic regulations during the festive period.

He urged drivers to avoid traffic offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs, dangerous overtaking, overloading, excessive speeding, lane discipline/route violation, under-age driving, and the use of phones while driving.

The Sector Commander expressed best wishes for a happy and accident-free 2023 Christmas and 2024 New Year celebrations.

He encouraged cooperation from the general public to ensure the success of the operation.

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