Nigerians react as Reps propose arms for FRSC personnel


Nigerians have kicked against the call by the House of Representatives for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel to bear arms.

The Committee on FRSC made the demand on Thursday in Abuja when FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi appeared for the 2020 budget performance and 2021 budget defence.

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The lawmakers noted that firearms will help the personnel curtail the excesses of road users.

Committee Chairman, Akinfolarin Mayowa, explained that the 1992 Act of FRSC allowed the corps to bear arms.

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Mayowa added that the implementation was urgently required to ensure laws were obeyed and to allow the officers function effectively.

Oyeyemi, while commenting, recalled cases where motorists threatened personnel on duty.

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But Nigerians have opposed the idea, warning that allowing more paramilitary arms access to weapons might cause problems.