Road Safety: Lagos Square Off With FERMA/SURE-P Task Force

frscThe Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act was enacted by the National Assembly and assented to by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

With this act establishing FERMA and for matters connected therewith, the agency became Nigeria’s first institutional mechanism for monitoring and maintaining, all federal roads in the country.

The Lagos State Attorney-General, Ade Ipaye, and members of the state House of Assembly, Western Nigeria raised alarm for the second time some months ago over the activities of the FERMA task force, a group of unemployed Nigerians allegedly recruited and trained by the federal agency in the state.

Many of these task force members had taken over major roads in the state, controlling traffic and taking over the jobs of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, and the State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA.

Earlier this week, about 200 young men were arrested in Lagos state on Wednesday, May 28, following a face-off between men of the Police and a group identified as the Federal Task Force, which claimed it has a link with the Presidency.

It was gathered that the men of the Federal Task Force attacked the Police with bottles, after the security men barged into their office located on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

On this segment of Sunrise, Commissioner for Transport, Lagos State, Kayode Opeifa, and Commissioner of Police, Lagos command, Umaru Manko speak on matters arising.

Police arrests 7 kidnap suspects in Lagos, recover cache of arms

A seven member gang alleged to have been terrorizing the Ajah, Festac and Satellite Town of Lagos State have been arrested by the policemen of the Area E Command.

The suspects, including a woman, were paraded by the state police commissioner, Umaru Manko.
One of the suspects giving an account of their operation said they go out together when they see any rich man parked; they go to block him and carry him away.

Mr Manko mentioned the items recovered as One AK 49 Rifle, 5 magazines, 1 Toyota pickup van, 1 Toyota Matrix, 1 Boxer motorcycle and 1 steer motorcycle.

Also arrested was a military officer, Samuel Johnson, who has been  impersonating for four years. Items recovered from him where military uniforms, belts and three police walkie talkie were found in his home.

On parade also were two young men from Benin Republic and Ghana who were found with 4 pop actions, 2 AK 47 Rifle, 2 single barrel guns and hundreds of live ammunitions.