Gombe FRSC records 24 deaths in 106 crashes – Sector Commander




The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Gombe State Command, said it recorded 24 deaths in 106 crashes that occurred between January and March in the state.


The state Sector Commander, Mr Ishaku Ibrahim, said this on Thursday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his office at Lafiyawo Community of Akko Local Government Area.


Ibrahim also said that 518 persons were involved in the crashes, with 354 persons sustaining various degrees of injuries while 140 were unhurt.


He said that 128 bicycles, motorcycles and tricycles as well as 13 cars and buses and 25 pick-ups vans were involved in the crashes during the period.


The sector commander listed the major causes of road accidents to include speed, night driving with defective lightening system and stress on the part of the drivers, especially those on inter-state shuttles


He said that most drivers on inter-state shuttles, usually get fatigued as they shuttle between states without having to rest.


Ibrahim advised motorists to minimise night journeys, adding that most crashes that result in deaths usually occur at nights.


He also urged them to observe enough rest before embarking on any journey.
He said that FRSC in the state would continue to sensitise and engage relevant stakeholders to enlighten motorists, while intensifying the enforcement of road safety rules.


The state FRSC boss attributed the low death rate in the first quarter of 2022, in spite of the number of crashes, to the his team’s rapid response operation to road accidents. (NAN)

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