Pandemonium as tricycle riders burn FRSC vehicle, injure six officials in Plateau
Tricycle riders on Monday allegedly burned down a patrol vehicle and injured six personnel of the Plateau Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission in Jos.
The Command’s Public Education Officer, Mr. Andrew Bala, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Jos.
NAN reports that the tricycle riders had occupied major streets of Jos protesting alleged extortion by officers and men of the Commission and state Vehicle Inspection Office.
According to Bala, the protesters visited the Bauchi Ring Road unit Command where they beat up officers on duty and vandalised the building.
“They burned one of our patrol vehicles, vandalised another and destroyed a lot of valuables at our office premises on Bauchi Ring Road.
“They also vandalised eight other vehicles in the office premises and some at a mechanic workshop close to the office.
“In our bid to resist the act, six of our personnel were badly injured, ” Bala said. (NAN)