To most Nigerians, the height of lawlessness witnessed daily across the Nigerian road networks must be addressed to protect the populace and the image of the country and the saddest fact about this is that most of these crimes and abuses are carried out by law enforcement agencies whose duties are to guide and protect citizens plying the roads.
Recently, some Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials were seen assaulting a man.
The man who appeared to be totally naked was hanging on to the bonnet of the Federal Road Safety Corps Car while some officers continually battered him with their elbows and fists while trying to pull him off the bonnet.
This is just an addition to the numerous cases of battery and assault meted out to innocent, undeserving citizens and also guilty of this are the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) officers, the Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) officers and the mobile policemen at checkpoints.
The activities of traffic regulatory agencies in Nigeria are poor and the treatment being meted on motorists barbaric. It is very important that the Road safety corps set up emotional evaluation trainings for their officials and also to set up commissions that would help caution and prosecute erring officers.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK