In a bid to ensure smooth traffic during the Eid-El-Kabir Celebaration, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Benue said it has deployed 134 personnel in Makurdi.
The Sector Commander, Mr David Mendie, made the disclosure in an interview when he said that the command had put the necessary measures in place to effectively monitor the conduct of road users to check road crashes during the festivity.
“Our one-week-long special Sallah patrol started on August 17 and will end on August 26.
“We are determined, as usual, to ensure the free-flow of traffic, hence we have deployed 134 regular and 20 special marshals for Makurdi.
“Makurdi is where we witness heavy traffic flow during festivities so we have more concentration here.
“Other regular and special marshals in the units across the state are also expected to be vigilant during the period.
“We will focus on traffic control, rescue missions, speeding, dangerous driving and overtaking, drunk driving, among others.”
While the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NDCDC) in Lagos State, Mr Tajudeen Balogun, said that about 5000 officers and men had been deployed for the Sallah holiday.
Balogun also disclosed this in an interview, stressing that the men will also be assisted by some volunteers on security matters, who are spread across the state.
He said the corps would be collaborating with other security agencies in Lagos State to secure the state during and after Sallah holiday, noting that people coming and going out of the state were well secured.
He urged Lagosians to be security conscious, live in peace with one another and cooperate with security personnel, by providing information on any strange person, group or object.