AKWA IBOM, Nigeria – The State Command of Federal Road Safety Corps, said it has recorded about 72 road traffic crashes within this year, 2020 and about 16 persons have died while 93 other sustained injuries.
The sector commander, Mr Oga Ochi disclosed this on Monday during the flag-off ceremony of the “2020 Commemoration of African Road Safety Day/World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims” held in Uyo, the State capital.
Ochi who admitted that the number of road crashes in the state is now minimal said the command is working towards having zero road traffic crashes.
According to him, “For us in Akwa Ibom State, we have a line up of activities to mark this remembrance weak. Before I outline the activities line up, I want to draw our attention to the fact that in 2020, we have a record of 72 road traffic crashes across the state.
“And of this 72, we have 93 persons injured and we had 16 persons dead during these crashes across the state. A total of 226 persons were involved in the crashes across the state
“Now, if you look at this figure, you will believe that Akwa Ibom State has a very low rate in road traffic crashes in the number of persons. But that’s not for us to go back and rejoice knowing fully well that we can have zero records of road crashes in the state.