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Road accidents decline by 1.82% in Q1 2022 — NBS



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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the number of road accidents in Q1 of 2022 reduced by 1.82 per cent from Q4 of 2021.

This is according to the NBS Road Transport Data Q1 2022 Report released in Abuja on Wednesday.

The report said the total road accidents were 3,345 in Q1 2022, showing a decrease of 1.82 per cent from Q4 2021, which recorded 3,407.

It said disaggregating the accidents into categories showed that serious cases in Q1 2022 were higher with 2,100 compared to fatal and minor cases with 871 and 374 respectively.

However, it said serious cases of accidents were lower by 4.50 per cent in Q1 2022, relative to Q4 2021 recorded at 2,199.

The report said similarly, fatal cases of crashes showed a decline of 1.91 per cent in Q1 2022 with 871 cases as against 888 in Q4 2021.

“In addition, minor cases of crashes rose from 320 in Q4 of 2021 to 374 in Q1 of 2022.’’

The report indicated that in terms of the gender distribution of persons killed in the accidents, 1,487 males (adult and child)) were killed in Q1 2022, accounting for 81 per cent of 1,834 persons killed in total.

On the other hand, females (adult and child) killed stood at 347, accounting for 19 per cent of the total persons killed in Q1 of 2022.

The report showed that in terms of injuries sustained, more males (adult and child) were injured compared to females (adult and child) during the period of review.

“In Q1 2022, 7,842 males (adult and child) were injured, accounting for 76.18 per cent of 10,294 injured in total.”

The report said the number of vehicles involved in accidents reduced in Q1 2022 with a total number of 5,316, compared to Q4 2021 which recorded 5,323.

“This indicated a decline of 0.13 per cent in Q1 2022.

“Cars and motorcycles recorded the highest number of vehicles involved in road traffic crashes for Q1 2022 at 1,652 and 1,100 respectively.’’

Also, the report showed that in Q1 2022, commercial vehicles were mostly affected with 3,635, compared to private, government and diplomatic vehicles which recorded 1,648, 55 and one respectively.

On a zonal basis, the report revealed that the North-Central recorded the highest number of crashes in Q1 2022 with 1,095, followed by the South-West with 887.

“The North-West recorded 515 cases, followed by the North-East with 414 cases, the South-South with 247 cases and the South-East 187.’’

The report said in terms of casualties, the North-Central recorded the highest with 3,582, followed by the North-West with 2,713, while the South-East recorded the least with 711.



47 die, 180 injured in 52 accidents in Sokoto — FRSC



47 die, 180 injured in 52 accidents in Sokoto — FRSC

No fewer than 47 persons died, while 180 sustained injuries in 52 different road crash that occurred from May to October in Sokoto state.

Mr. Kabiru Yusuf-Nadabo, the Sokoto State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed this at the 2022 accident victims remembrance day on Friday in Sokoto.

Yusuf-Nadabo said out of the road crashes, 23 were fatal while 25 were serious that involved 78 different categories of vehicles.

He said that the event was part of Africa Road Safety/World Road Safety awareness initiative to awaken people on the rising cases of road accidents that cause loss of lives, as well as properties.

According to him, FRSC was established to curb the menace and to create a safe motoring environment for all Nigerians, adding that FRSC has been making remarkable efforts on reducing road traffic accidents.

”The event was set to commemorate road traffic accidents victims and equally sensitise the Nigerian public on the dangers, consequences of accidents and proper usage of roads.

”Based on the statistics presented and life experiences from some survivors of traffic accident victims, ” Yusuf-Nadabo said.

He urged motorists to abide by regulations and abstain from dangerous driving, overspending and overloading to ensure accident-free and safer roads.

 Prayers were offered in both Islamic and Christian ways.

In the same vein, two traffic accident survivors, Malam Kabiru Bello and Malam Hassan Garba, recounted their ordeals during and after the crashes they were involved in.

The event witnessed presentations from the state Vehicles Investigation Office (VIO), Special Marshals, National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and National Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO).

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Onitsha Fire explosion: 80 shops destroyed, Police yet to know casualty rate



Onitsha Fire explosion: 80 shops destroyed, Police yet to know casualty rate

The Fire Chief of Anambra Fire Services, Mr. Martin Agbili, has said that 80 shops were affected in the chemical market fire explosion at Onitsha Head Bridge.

This is contained in a statement signed by Agbili on Wednesday in Onitsha.

He said that incident took place at the Science and Lab Line of Ogbo Ogwu Market not the entire Ogbo Ogwu Market, Onitsha.

”It is really a terrible situation but the fire is under control now. The vibration from the explosions caused the collapse of some market buildings.

“A lot of safety measures have been taken to protect the entire market. There are casualties but we can’t ascertain the actual number of death and the injured”, he said.

The fire also destroyed goods and properties worth millions of naira.

In a related development, the Police Public Relations Officer, Anambra Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga,  says the police were yet to be furnished with the casualty rate at the fire explosion in the chemical market in Onitsha.

Ikenga stated this on Tuesday, in Onitsha while reacting to a fire explosion that rocked the chemical market.

According to him, I don’t have the information on the level of casualty and the level of damage.

“But I can confirm to you that there was a fire explosion at the chemical market and our operatives led by DCP Operations, John Ogbodaga is on ground.

“The area has been cordoned off, the fire service was also on ground and the situation is under control,” he said.

It was earlier reported that no fewer than four persons were reportedly confirmed dead and about 20 sustained various degrees of injuries.

On his part, the state Fire Chief, Anambra Fire Service, Mr. Martin Agbili, said that he and other relevant stakeholders were currently on the scene of the incident at the time of filing this report and useful information would be given in due time.

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3 die, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway – FRSC



47 die, 180 injured in 52 accidents in Sokoto — FRSC

Three persons died and three others were severely injured in a lone road accident on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

Mr. Ahmed Umar, the Sector Commander of the FRSC in Ogun, confirmed this to newsmen on Monday in Abeokuta.

Umar explained that the accident occurred in the early hours of Monday and involved a Toyota Sienna with registration number DKP 60 LG.

He added that it occurred just before the first AP turning point after Danco filling station on the expressway.

He attributed the crash to speeding that led to loss of control by the driver.

The FRSC boss stated that six people, comprising four males and two females were in the vehicle.

”A total of three people were injured, two male adult and one female adult and unfortunately three persons lost their lives in the accident,” he said.

Umar noted that the injured victims were currently receiving treatment at Idera Hospital, while the dead bodies were deposited at the morgue of same hospital.

The sector commander commiserated with the crash victims and advised motorists to shun speeding, particularly during these ember months.


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