The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has said that a total of 77 people died during the Easter break
– The commission noted that it apprehended 6,223 traffic offenders
– A total of 358 people sustained various forms of injuries
FRSC corps marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi
Boboye Oyeyemi, the FRSC corps marshal, has confirmed a total of 98 road crashes and 77 deaths nationwide during the Easter holidays.
Oyeyemi disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Friday, April 1.
He stated that the commission apprehended 6,223 traffic offenders adding that 358 people sustained various degrees of injuries, while 165 of the victims were rescued alive from the crashes.
Oyeyemi said that the number of offences committed were 7,411 while the number of people involved in road crashes were 600.
“A comparative analysis of our special operations in 2015 showed that 7,794 traffic offenders were apprehended but the number reduced this year with only 6,223 arrests, which is a 20 per cent decrease.
“In the same vein, while 8,625 offences were committed in 2015, this dropped to 7,411 during this year’s Easter, which is a 14 per cent decrease.
“While 155 crashes were recorded in 2015, this decreased to 98 this year, making it a reduction of 15 per cent; while 885 crashes were recorded last year, it was 600 this year with 32 per cent reduction.
“While the number of those killed last year was 85, it reduced to 77 this year, making it nine per cent reduction.
“The number of people injured last year was 463, which reduced to 358 this year,” Oyeyemi said.