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32 officials killed on duty in five years – FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps said 32 of its officers lost their lives while on duty between 2018 and 2022.

The Corps’ spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, made the data available to journalists on Friday.

According to the data, three were killed in 2018; 11 lost their lives in 2019; nine in 2020; five in 2021 and four in 2022.

Kazeem said the personnel were killed “as a result of knockdown by reckless drivers or attacks.”

The Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dauda Biu, had decried the incessant killing of patrol operatives as a result of the recklessness of some drivers.

Speaking on what can be done to address the menace, the Chief Executive Officer, Professional Driving and Safety Academy, Jide Owatunmise, said FRSC should avoid jumping into the road to stop fast-moving vehicles.

Owatunmise noted that the corps should deploy technology to reduce officers’ death.

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