To ensure an accident-free Eid-El-Kabir, the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC), Cross River Command, has commenced a special Sallah patrol with the deployment of 315 staff and equipment to cover five routes.
A statement from the State Sector Commander, Mr. Schema Ameh, said the special patrol would involve staff deployment of 216 for regular operations, 18 for traffic control, 27 for rescue and 54 special marshals covering various routes.
He said in terms of equipment, three patrol vehicles and one heavy-duty towing truck would be used for the special Sallah patrol.
The command’s Public Education Officer, Mr. Mark Ajuka, explained that the special patrol started on July 16 and will end July 25 in five routes: Calabar –Odukpani; Calabar-Ikang; Odukpani-Itu; Odukpani-Akamkpa and Odukpani-Calabar.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have deployed 620 personnel to beef up security during the Eid-el-Adha celebration in Yobe State. The deployment was to ensure a hitch-free Sallah.
The Civil Defence Commandant, Useni Navokhi disclosed this, yesterday, in Damaturu, while briefing on the forthcoming two-day Sallah.
He said the personnel are strategically positioned at various Eid praying grounds a day before the Sallah. He tasked the corps members to ensure adequate security and pre-empt any unwholesome activities that might occur. He reiterated the commitment of NSCDC and other security agencies in protecting people’s lives and property.