About 168 persons were killed in various accidents that occurred between January and July, 2019 in the three states of Bauchi, Yobe and Borno. The Zonal Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Assistant Corps Marshall, Imoh Etuk, who disclosed this on Thursday at the 3rd Quarter retreat for Heads of Operations in the Zone, said that the strategic meeting was aimed at making plans for the end of year activities.
The Zonal Commander, also disclosed that a total of 969 people were injured representing a 56 3% reduction in the number of those injured within the period in the zone in 2018 which was 1, 245. Etuk said that within the period, 188 road traffic crashes were recorded in the three states compared to the 276 recorded in the same period in 2018 which represents a 59.5% reduction.
According to him, between January and July 2019, a total of 1, 360 people were involved in the crashes as compared to the 1, 981 that were involved in the same period in 2018 which is a 59.3% reduction. The Zonal Commander lamented the many unclaimed driver’s licences in the zone which he said were 4,795 in the three states.