By Soni Daniel & Luka Binniyat
Kaduna State Government has barred personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, from erecting checkpoints in Kaduna and other urban centres in the state.
The directive is contained in a statement, yesterday, in Kaduna by Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Special Assistant to Governor Nasiru el-Rufa’i on Media and Publicity.
It said the decision was taken by the state Security Council after a meeting in which it reviewed complaints from the public against the road marshals.
“The council acted following complaints that FRSC officials were acting in ways reminiscent of the VIO that was dissolved by the state government following widespread unease at their acts of disrespect for the public and penchant for extortion,” it said.
It also barred petrol tankers from loading firewood, tomatoes and other goods on top of their vehicles throughout the state, because of the danger the practice posed to lives and properties.