By Chimezie Anaso
The Anambra Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) mentioned on Tuesday that no fewer than 10 individuals misplaced their lives in 23 street accidents in Anambra in 2017.
Mr Sunday Ajayi, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Anambra, disclosed the determine in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka.
Ajayi mentioned that there was a slight drop within the figures final 12 months, in comparison with 2016, which recorded 11 deaths and 34 crashes.
He mentioned that there have been seven deadly accidents within the state in 2016, whereas 2017 recorded 5 deadly street mishaps.
According to him, 191 individuals have been concerned within the 2017 street accidents, as towards 275 recorded in 2016, including that 43 have been injured final 12 months whereas 99 acquired injured in 2016.
The figures confirmed that 40 automobiles have been concerned within the recorded crashes final 12 months, whereas 63 automobiles have been affected in 2016.
“The reduction in the number of accidents recorded in 2017, as opposed to that recorded in 2016 in the state, is attributable to the robust public enlightenment and rule of enforcement,” he mentioned.
He recommended all stakeholders together with motorists, who assisted in making certain secure motoring atmosphere within the state in 2017.
Ajayi, who described the Christmas and the New Year patrols in Anambra as profitable, lauded the nationwide and zonal workplaces of the NYSC for offering logistics which made their job straightforward.
He mentioned that the officers and males within the sector command have been nicely outfitted for efficient visitors administration whereas the petrol shortage skilled in December additionally aided their job.
“While not advocating gas shortage, I have to say that it considerably diminished our burden as a result of the variety of automobiles on the street was not because it was throughout that point of the 12 months.