Over 5,000 Traffic Offenders Were arrested During Sallah

Over 5,000 Traffic Offenders Were arrested During Sallah

The Federal Road Safety Corps said it arrested 5,014 traffic offenders in its Eid-el Kabir special patrol operations.

This was disclosed by the Corps Marshal, Shehu Mohammed, on Friday in Abuja.

Mohammed said that the figure was 22 per cent above the 4,116 offenders arrested within the same period in 2023.

He explained that the nationwide patrol started on Friday, June 14, and ended on Sunday, June 23.

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He listed the offences to include seat belt violations, phoning while driving, beating traffic and overloading vehicles with goods and humans, among others.

He reaffirmed his commitment to reducing crashes on the highways and ensuring sanity at all costs.

“Since taking over as the 8th Corps Marshal, I have ensured that the Corps move beyond rhetoric to action. A number of concrete actions have been taken which contributed to the successes we have achieved so far.

“Being aware of the challenges confronting the actualisation of our corporate mandate, we have left no stone unturned in our quest to make the roads safe. Part of our resolve is to consolidate the gains recorded so far through the strategic combat operations of the Inter-agency Joint Task Force.

“We have decided to sustain the tempo by extending the operations of the JTF to other critical corridors across the nation. The essence of this extension is to give it a holistic approach,” he said.