A regular marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Kebbi
,Babangida Umar,has been crushed to death by a driver of the National
Union of Road Traffic Workers (NURTW) .
This was disclosed to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi by FRSC Sector Head of
Operations in the State Command,Alhaji Iro Dan-Ladi .He said that the
marshal was on duty to enforce traffic regulations when he was crushed
“Our regular marshal,Babangida Umar, may his soul rest in peace,was
only doing his official work along Bello way in Birnin Kebbi town when
an NURTW driver,Aliyu Usman, intentionally crushed him to death,” he
The deceased died on the spot when FRSC officers and people around
were trying to rush him to the hospital. Witness also told Leadership
Weekend that the driver sped off when he hit the FRSC officer while he
tried to stop him for check up.
According to the Commission’s head of operation in Kebbi the driver
was later caught and handed over to the police for prosecution.
Iro said the Commission would not be deterred by the heinous acts of
lawless drivers, adding,”we would take proactive measures to protect
marshals from being killed or injured by reckless drivers.
He prayed Allah to give the family of the victim the fortitude to bear
the loss,saying,”he was killed in active service.”
Since the incident occurred , FRSC Marshals are rarely seen on major
roads in the state capital as they use to be . ELANZANEWS.M