THE Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has been implored to strictly enforce road safety regulations by restraining rickety and inadequately maintained trucks from plying major roads in Anambra State. The chairman of Anambra State Vigilante Supervisory Committee and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Vigilante Matters, Chief Ikechukwu Aduba, made this clarion call in a statement in Awka.
While commiserating with victims of the recent fuel tanker fire disaster in the Onitsha metropolis, Chief Aduba maintained that the measure would go a long way to drastically reduce the incidence of fatal accidents involving articulated vehicles and fuel tankers in the state.
He extolled the latest efforts of the Obiano administration to digitalise the security architecture of Anambra State by launching the second phase of Operation Kpochapu, adding that adequate arrangement have been made by the State Vigilante Supervisory Committee in conjunction with the police to guarantee another crime-free yuletide season in the state.
The AVG boss also made a clarion call on traditional rulers and Presidents General, as well as well-meaning citizens of the state in the diaspora to augment government efforts by contributing to the welfare and training of grassroots security operatives in their various communities.
Chief Aduba, who is a retired Commissioner of Police explained that support for Vigilante groups in the state is in line with the directive of the Inspector General of Police on community policing, pointing out that vigilante operatives have been directed to remain alert in order to prevent bandits from engaging in untoward activities in any part of Anambra State.