By Our Correspondent
HOTPEN – The Acting Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Dauda Biu has decried the high rate of crashes leading to incessant loss of lives and properties.
This was contained in a statement signed and made disclosure to newsmen by the Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) Bisi Kazeem on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that the casualty figures of road crash in Ankpa in Kogi and Argugun in Kebbi states recently demonstrated that something drastic must be done to decrease road casualties in the state.
In Ankpa, the first information report implies that eight people died on the spot while two people were rescued alive.
Though he attributed the probable causes of the crashes in both states to speeding and loss of control, he has however ordered the immediate dispatch of crash investigators to the two crash sites to ascertain the remote and immediate causes to forestall future occurrences.
According to him, Senseless killings and unwanted deaths must stop.
“The two crashes in Kogi and Kebbi states are saddening and worrisome.
“This is so because, despite all entreaties, advocacy, enlightenment and education plus consultations with the different transport unions, more fatal crashes are happening, ” he said.
Biu however, commiserated with the families of victims of the unfortunate tanker fire in Kogi and Kebbi states respectively.
He guaranteed that the Corps would continue to do its best in reducing road traffic crashes across the country.