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Road Crashes Claimed 197 Lives in Niger Last Year- FRSC
The Niger Federal Road Safety Commission(FRSC) has revealed that 197 persons were killed by road crashes in Niger state in 2017.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Sector Commander of the commission, Mr Joel Dangwa, on Tuesday during the commemoration of the 2018 World Remembrance Week for Road Traffic Crash Victims.
According to Dangwa, the crashes were recorded mostly along the Kaduna-Abuja carriageway, the Mokwa-Jebba road and the Bida-Kataeregi road.
Other data by the FRSC revealed that nationwide, over 9,383 crashes were recorded, out of which 5,122 deaths were recorded.
This year’s World Remembrance Week for Road Traffic Crash Victims is themed “Roads Have Stories.”
It is aimed at creating awareness of road traffic crashes and ways to prevent and avoid it.