By Habibu Harisu
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has recorded six highway accidents that concerned seven automobiles and 62 individuals throughout Christmas and new 12 months celebrations in Sokoto state.
State Sector Commander, Mr Sani Hamzat, instructed the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that two individuals died whereas 42 others sustained numerous levels of accidents within the crashes which occurred at numerous sections within the state.
Hamzat mentioned that the extreme overloading, over rushing and tyre burst have been main causes of the accidents, noting that FRSC officers intensified visitors management and vigilance in the course of the intervals.
`None of the accident was deadly as victims have been principally amongst passengers being transported on prime of trailer load in vehicles’’ Hamzat mentioned.
He referred to as on drivers and different highway customers to respect visitors guidelines and cling to automobiles use manuals, driving rules and abide by regulation enforcement guides for the protection of lives and properties.
The Sector Commander cautioned drivers in opposition to over rushing, harmful driving, over loading, which he mentioned have been main causes of highway crashes within the nation.
Hamzat urged automobile house owners to make sure correct situation of their automobiles, screens and tyres in accordance with all weather conditions.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Sokoto State Command, Mr Ibrahim Abaras, mentioned that the command recorded crime free celebrations within the state.
Abaras mentioned that policemen have been deployed to numerous areas within the state in the course of the intervals to keep up regulation and order.
He restated the command’s commitments to dwell as much as the expectation on safeguarding lives and property and urged public to at all times help police with rapid data on any suspicious actions.
The PPRO mentioned the command additionally obtained Mr Murtala Usman Mani, the newly appointed commissioner of Police who assumed obligation on December 22, 2017. (NAN)