147 Dies Of Auto Crash In Yobe.
The Police Command in Yobe State has said that 147 people died in various road traffic accidents in the State from January 2020 to February 2021. ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Spokesman, said this on Thursday in a statement in Damaturu, the State’s capital.
His statement reads:
“Available statistics revealed that over 200 cases of motor traffic accidents were recorded by the state Traffic Department from 1st January 2020 to date.
“41 were fatal motor accidents in which 147 persons died as a result and many others suffered various degrees of injuries.
“The prevalence of road traffic accidents in the state has become a cause for concern.
“Investigation revealed that speeding, violation of traffic regulations, negligence and reckless driving, among others, contributed to the high rate of accidents.”
The spokesman, therefore, called on all and sundry to obey road signs, drive with care in order to stay alive. He warned that any person found violating traffic regulation would be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.