A stakeholder in Michika have raised concern over alleged closure of Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) office in Michika town of Adamawa.
The stakeholder, Abdurahman Mutawalle, in a statement said the closure of the office has lead to increase rate of accidents and other traffic violations in the town.
“We are in pains as a result of relocation of FRSC office out of Michika which has now increase the rate of accidents due to recklessness of motorists.
“We are shocked that the FRSC moved out of Michika claiming insecurity but other organizations like immigration and NDLEA are very much in town with the police and the military since the return of civil authority after the insurgents were chased out of Michika.
“We want to appeal to the Adamawa Sector Commander and Corp Marshal of the commission to do something about this development,” Mutawalle said.
Mutawwale who was the pioneer chairman of Special Marshal in Michika claimed that there was no prior notice to stakeholders in the town before the closure of the FRSC office in Michika.
When contacted, the Adamawa Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Mohammed Hussaini, insisted that the commission did not close it office in Michika but just decided to slow down its operations due the nature of security in the area.
“We are still in Michika; I was even there day before yesterday.
“We just suspended regular patrols and concentrate on traffic control and public education,” Hussaini said.
He explained that the security situation which affected banks operation in Michika has made it unrealistic for the commission to booked any offending motorists since there was no bank for the motorists to go and pay the fines.