The Federal Road Safety Corps said its personnel had not started carrying any form of fire arms whether on patrol or on other official duties.
The Acting Corps Marshal, FRSC, Mr Dauda Biu, said this in a statement released by the Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, on Sunday in Abuja.
Biu said that the information had become very pertinent following the image of an official of the corps who was captured on camera carrying fire arms in a position that suggested he was on official duty.
“The viral report should be disregarded in totality as it’s just an old and recirculated image of an overzealous staff who posed with a rifle belonging to a sister agency’s staff in admiration and ignorance in 2018.
“The said staff had since been punished according to existing maintenance of discipline of the Corps.
“Officials do not currently carry arms and we advise members of the public to disregard the image being recirculated, ” he said.
The FRSC boss further called on the public to desist from believing such fake images as the Corps continued in committing itself to making the roads safer for all.