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How Fuel Tanker Accidents Killed 306 Nigerians

Tanker Accidents Killed 306 Nigerians


Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, yesterday, revealed that over 306 persons were reportedly killed this year in road accidents involving 338 fuel tankers and 692 vehicles across the country.

Speaking at the flag off of the Special End of Year 2016 Patrol in Makurdi, the FRSC boss said; “losses from tanker crashes have been estimated to be causing the nation about N7billion annually.”

Represented by Assistant Corps Marshal Julius Asom, the Corps Marshal noted that the campaign against carnage on Nigerian roads required the support and collaboration of all stakeholders in the country hence the campaign.

Oyeyemi had recently declared war on reckless drivers, saying such drivers were responsible for about 40 per cent of deaths of officials of the FRSC in active duty.

Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, Corp Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, yesterday, revealed that over 306 persons were reportedly killed this year in road accidents involving 338 fuel tankers and 692 vehicles across the country.

Speaking at the flag off of the Special End of Year 2016 Patrol in Makurdi, the FRSC boss said; “losses from tanker crashes have been estimated to be causing the nation about N7billion annually.”

Represented by Assistant Corps Marshal Julius Asom, the Corps Marshal noted that the campaign against carnage on Nigerian roads required the support and collaboration of all stakeholders in the country hence the campaign.

Oyeyemi had recently declared war on reckless drivers, saying such drivers were responsible for about 40 per cent of deaths of officials of the FRSC in active duty.

He added that at least 70 operatives of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) commission were killed by reckless drivers this year.

“I have been raising this alarm since last year that we are experiencing increase in violence among drivers and lawlessness. “Losing 70 personnel is not a joke, may their souls rest in peace.

“It is sad to note that some killing and maiming of operatives, including those from sister agencies is very worrisome, he lamented.
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