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Saturday, 21 March 2020

Okada Riders Burn The Office Of FRSC Over Alleged Death Of Motorcyclist's

Okada Riders Burn The Office Of FRSC Over Alleged Death motorcyclist's
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There was chaos on Friday in Minna, Niger State, when the Federal Road Safety Corps office was burnt down by angry commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as okada riders.

The okada riders were furious about some FRSC officials supposedly causing the death of one of their colleagues.

It was discovered that the late motorcyclist rode in the state against traffic along the GRA, and the FRSC officials on patrol opened their vehicle door to block his motorcycle in an effort to apprehend him.

Eyewitnesses said that in the process, the driver crashed the motorcycle and struck the pavement with his head, resulting in a serious injury. He was later rushed to a hospital where he died.

Eyewitnesses reported two people died from the accident; the driver and his passenger.

Several of the officials of the FRSC were said to have fled when the motorcyclists mobilized but beat others who were waiting. Earlier, the demonstrators set the corps office on fire.

Everything could be saved from the burning building because the fire affected official records, officers ' valuables and an ambulance at the station.

The National Orientation Agency office housed at the FRSC headquarters was also burned down.

The Unit's Public Education Officer, Deputy Route Commander, Olugbemiga Bello, who described the incident as unfortunate, said the accident was not caused by the FRSC people on patrol.

"Motorcyclist was not killed but wounded. The injured motorcyclist had caused the crash because of recklessness, "Bello added.

Meanwhile, chairman of Nigeria's Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycle Owners and Riders Association in the region, Umar Amah, denied the association's involvement in the incident.

He said, "None of our leaders had been around when they entered the house. I directly led out representatives who had been besieging the office before the incident.

Source: LadunliadiNews

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