The public has been urged by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to stop bothering police officers on the road and treat them with respect.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Ilorin, Assistant Corps Marshal Hyginus Uche-Omeje, the Zonal Commanding Officer in charge of FRSC Zone 8, which includes Kwara, Ekiti, and Kogi, provided the advice.
According to Omeje, some powerful individuals in the community intimidate and harass the majority of officers when they are performing their duties.
He claims that FRSC employees have the public’s safety on the roads as their first priority.
“Our employees face threats and intimidation every day for carrying out their responsibilities.
“Respect is due to us, not insults. Give us the respect we merit and quit berating our men for carrying out their duties.
“Stop making them the target of your rage and communicate with them respectfully and civilly. You cannot throw anything at us since we are not a trash can.
Whatever complaints you may have, he advised, “make sure you approach their office to meet the commanding officer if you cannot resolve it on the road.”
Additionally, the zonal commanding officer advised drivers to assist the FRSC by acting morally.