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187 die in road accidents during Christmas

The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, says one hundred and eighty seven people have been killed as a result of road traffic accidents during the Christmas season.

The FRSC boss, Boboye Oyeyemi stated this in Abuja, while assessing the traffic situation and conduct of road users during the nationwide patrol, which commenced on 19th December, along twenty designated corridors of nation’s the highways.

The Corps Marshal, stated that 2185 persons were involved in the various crashes which led 1000 people to sustain injuries. 998 people were rescued alive while 187 people were killed. A total of 9,619 offenders were arrested for 10,970 offences with 1426 out of them arraigned in mobile courts, while 1292 were convicted, 5 imprisoned and 129 of them discharged.

Dr Oyeyemi commended the FRSC work force for its commitment and most motorists for complying with road traffic rules and regulations in the nine days nationwide patrol exercise.

The massive deployment of personnel had led to reduction of road mishaps along Lagos-Ibadan corrodor, 9th Mile in Enugu, Onitsha head bridge, Sagamu construction areas, Ondo roundabout, Ore and Asaba among other corridors, he explained

He called on all road users to comply with road traffic rules and regulations throughout the season.

Source: Voice of Nigeria