While some Nigerians are complaining about the hike in the price of petrol fuel and electricity tariff, some unfortunate motorists still ended up being arrested by operatives of the FRSC (Federal Road Safety Corps).
It is quite shocking to see news reports from the FRSC with claims that the agency arrested 1,975 traffic violators in just the first 2 weeks of September alone. Quite unbelievable, isn’t it?
While the nation is protesting the hike in fuel price, FRSC says it was still able to arrest 1,975 traffic violators in 2 weeks
It is quite ridiculous to even imagine that it is possible to see Nigerian motorists violating basic traffic rules and regulation during this “harsh” time. According to the latest reports by the FRSC, 2,225 cases of traffic violations were recorded between the 1st and 11th of September alone. This has obviously led to a total arrest of 1,957 traffic violators within that same period of time during the agency’s “Operation Panther” exercise.
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When revealing more details about the recent arrests; the Zonal Commanding Officer for Abuja HQ Zone 7 gave the below information;
- 195 cases of overloading offences
- 155 cases of driving & phoning infractions
- 48 cases of traffic light violation
- 102 cases of Tyre Violation
- 5 cases of dangerous driving
- 79 cases of riding a motorbike without putting on a crash helmet
After disclosing the above records, the FRSC boss once again warns motorists all over Nigeria of an upcoming sequel exercise tagged “Operation Panther II” slated to begin on the 14th of next month.
While the FRSC is on the hunt for traffic violators in Abuja, many Lagos motorists are still holding contradicting opinions about the recently commissioned Victoria Island – Lekki Traffic Circulation project. See the press report video below:
Commissioning of the Victoria Island - Lekki Traffic Circulation Project.