In a swift response to the urgency to halt the rising cases of traffic infractions occasioned by the use of trailers to convey passengers, and the attendant fatalities , the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu, has inaugurated a Joint Task Force to arrest and prosecute offenders involved in such traffic infractions.

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According to a Press Release signed by the Corp’s spokesman, ACM Jonas Agwu, the Joint Task Force comprises of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, State Traffic Management Agencies, and operatives of the Corps.

Others who were drafted into the Task Force include representatives of the various transport unions.

The inauguration of the JTF which is in phases commenced with the commissioning of the team to man Kaduna-Abuja expressway at Kakau Toll Gate, Kaduna State.

The Corps Marshal who was represented by the Assistant Corps Marshal, Federal Operations, ACM Zubairu Mato emphasized on the cardinal role of the Joint Task Force.

According to Biu, in the last couple of months, the highways have witnessed incidences of road traffic crashes involving trailers loaded with goods, animals and persons.

In most of these crashes, several innocent people who were seen petching on top of goods in such vehicles were killed and the commodities being conveyed also damaged extensively.

In order to reverse the ugly trend, the JTF were directed to embark on effective special patrol operations as well as conduct Mobile Court operations on the commissioned route. They are to also ensure immediate prosecution of apprehended offenders.

The exercise will be carried out across major corridors nationwide. Consequently , owners of trailers are admonished to warn their drivers against this traffic violations as the Corps will not spare anyone caught in the act.