13 Killed In Niger State Road Crash

 

At least thirteen persons have been killed in a road crash at Panti village along Bida-Mokwa road in Lavun Local Government Area of Niger State.

The Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Niger State command, Joel Dagwa confirmed this to Channels Television on Tuesday.

According to him men of the command located at the Kutigi Unit Command carried out evacuation operation in the early hours of today.

He disclosed that the accident involved a trailer and an 18-seater bus that was heading to Lagos from the north.

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Dagwa said the corpses of those killed have been deposited at the Kutigi General Hospital, while those injured have been taken to the Federal Medical Centre Bida and Kutigi General Hospital.

He, however, said many of the injured victims were in critical condition and still unconscious.

The FRSC boss also said details of the passengers and the specific state from which the bus was travelling are yet to be ascertained.

As at the time of filing this report, effort was ongoing to get the Manifest of the bus.

No NIN, No Registration Of Vehicles, Says FRSC

A file photo of FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo: Twitter- @FRSCNigeria

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says the issuance of the National Identification Number (NIN) is compulsory for all categories of vehicle registration.

In a statement issued on Saturday, the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the move, which is in total compliance with the presidential directives, would commence from the second quarter of the year.

“Beginning from the second quarter of this year (2021), if you want to register your vehicle, it is going to be compulsory for you to provide your NIN. This is part of the security checks,” FRSC Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, was quoted as saying.

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“So once you provide your NIN, it makes the matter easier and helps the government in national planning, critical decision making and also enhance adequate Intelligence gathering for the security of lives and properties.”

The FRSC had mandated all applicants of the National Driver’s Licence in the country to present their National Identification Number before they could be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC.

Earlier, the Nigerian Communication Commission ordered telecommunications companies to deactivate telephone lines of subscribers who failed to link their phones to their National Identity Number.

Six Killed, Nine Injured In Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Crash

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Six persons have been confirmed dead while nine others sustained various degrees of injuries on Tuesday in an accident involving a  truck and a Toyota bus around car park C on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

The Ogun State Sector Commander of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC), Ahmed Umar, confirmed the incident to journalists in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

He explained that the accident occurred around 11:53 am and was caused by the driver of the truck with registration number FZE 376 DI who drove recklessly, lost control, and hit the bus marked ZUR 843 XA from the rear.

According to Umar, 20 people were involved in the accident which comprised 16 male adults, three female adults, and one male child.

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The sector commander explained that five male adults and one female adult were killed in the accident while seven male, one female, and one male child sustained injuries.

He said that the driver of the truck tried to escape but was later apprehended and taken to Motor Traffic Division Redeemed Police Division, Mowe.

The injured victims, he stated, were taken to Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH) and a private hospital in Sagamu while the corpses of the deceased were taken away by their family for burial in line with the Islamic rites.

10 Die In Kwara Road Accident

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The map of Kwara State.

 

Ten persons have been confirmed dead in an accident on Idofian-Ilorin road in Kwara State.

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Jonathan Owoade, who spoke with journalists in Ilorin said the fatal crash was as a result of Speed Limit Violation and Wrong Over Taking (WOT).

Owoade said that the crash which occurred at the Unilorin Sugar Research Institute involved two vehicles and 27 persons were involved in the accident.

He advised motorists to be patient while on the road, adding that they should reduce speed in order to stay alive.

“It was a multiple and fatal accident involving two vehicles; a commercial Nissan Vanette bus and a private Honda Accord,” he said.

“27 persons were involved, 10 lost their lives, nine of which were burnt beyond recognition, while 16 persons sustained various degrees of injury and one other person was rescued unhurt.”

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The sector commander said that the crash response team of the corps had taken the injured persons to the Kwara State General Hospital and the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), while some others were taken to Ile Anu Medical Centre at Idofian.

He said that the corpses have been taken to the UITH by the FRSC, police, and the NSCDC, urging those going through the route to be careful and ensure that their vehicles were in good condition.

Owoade warned motorists against impatience while on the wheel, adding that as it was the festive season, only the living can celebrate.

Tanker Explosion: FRSC Issues February 2021 Deadline For Installation Of Safety Valves

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says February 2021 is the deadline for the installation of safety valves in petroleum tankers.

This according to the safety corps is part of efforts to curb recurring explosions across the country.

The Corp Marshall, Boboye Oyeyemi made this known on Wednesday at its end of the year patrol briefing in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Oyeyemi said the safety valves are essential to prevent tanker explosions and ensure that, “even if tanker falls, it won’t spill.”

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Speaking on safety measures during the yuletide, the FRSC Boss guaranteed that the deployment of personnel to various tank farms will be extensively enforced.

He also warned motorists to avoid violations including, speed limit, overloading, dangerous driving, and illegal use of spy number plate among other violations.

He added that there situation rooms across the country and over 25,000 personnel have been deployed to cover significant routes during the yuletide.

Three Killed, 33 Injured In Niger Road Accident

A map showing Niger state.
A map showing Niger state.

 

Three people have been confirmed killed and 33 others injured, in a road crash on Gwachipe Bridge, Lambatta in Gurara Local Government Area of Niger State.

The crash occurred on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Federal Road Safety Commission in the state.

The Sector Commander of the Corps, Joel Dagwa confirmed the accident to Channels Television.

He said the lone accident involved a trailer carrying 36 passengers onboard plus the driver who was travelling from Kano to Lagos via Niger.

According to Dagwa, preliminary investigation showed that the driver was on a high speed, which led to the loss of control and then the crash.

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25 male adults, seven female adults, two male children, and two female children were involved in the accident.

The FRSC boss said the injured have been taken to the  Federal Medical Center in Gawu Babangida while the corpses were taken to Sabon Wuse Mortuary.

The latest accident came barely five days after five women and one child were killed in a similar road crash at Jipan village along Bida-Mokwa road in Bida local government.

Four other persons were said to have been injured in that accident.

Dagwa had at that time complained about the attitude of drivers on the road, despite educating them on the dangers of reckless driving.

“We still want to reiterate our call on motorists that they should desist from acts that are potentially dangerous to safe driving. We have carried out sensitization on Ember months to educate the drivers, but alas many of them are still disobeying road safety rules,” he had said.

FRSC Mandates NIN As Requirement For Processing Driver’s License

A file photo of FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo: Twitter- @FRSCNigeria

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has mandated the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for the processing of driver’s license. 

“FRSC Management has resolved that effective 21 December 2020, all applicants for the National Driver’s Licence in Nigeria must present the National Identification Number (NIN) from the NIMC before they can be captured for any class of the licences produced by the FRSC,” the agency said on Wednesday in a statement signed by its Assistant Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem.

It noted that the development followed the Federal Government’s directive on the harmonisation of citizens’ data by relevant agencies, explaining that “all driver’s licence applicants are, therefore, expected to present their National Identification Number from the date, before they can be attended to.”

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Stressing that there would be no waiver for anyone, Bisi emphasised on the need for a harmonised database of all citizens and described it as critical to resolving security challenges in the country.

He urged the public, especially those going for their driver’s licence processing, to heed to the directives and follow the procedures for getting their NIN from the National Identity Management Commission which must be verified to be authentic before action can be taken on their application for the licences.

According to him, all numbers presented by the applicants must correspond with what NIMC issued to individuals for a harmonised database even as the FRSC solicited the cooperation of members of the public to make the policy a success in the collective interest of the nation and commitment to building and maintaining a credible national database on citizens.

 

Six Dead, 11 Others Injured As Passenger Bus Crashes Along Onitsha Expressway

 

Six people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured after a passenger bus crashed with a truck at Niwelle Junction along the Nteje-Onitsha expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement signed on Sunday by Sector Commander FRSC Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi.

The accident according to Road Safety was caused due to over-speeding, leading to loss of control and eventually the crash.

“Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313  XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November 2020 at Niwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha expressway.

“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of over speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually, the statement read in part.

A total number of 17 people including 11Male adults and six female adults were involved in the Crash.

Those who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyienu Hospital, Ogidi, and bodies of those who died deposited at the Mogue after doctor’s confirmation

Two Killed, 29 Vehicles Burnt In Kara Tanker Explosion – FRSC

A file photo of FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo: Twitter- @FRSCNigeria

 

Two persons have been killed and 29 vehicles burnt in a tanker explosion that occurred at Kara Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

This was disclosed by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday via a statement issued by the agency’s spokesman, Bisi Kazeem.

“From the crash investigation report submitted, a total of 2 male adults were killed and burnt beyond recognition, while a wanton destruction of properties occasioned by the fire also left 29 vehicles parked by the roadside burnt down completely,” the statement partly read.

He explained that FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi described the accident as unfortunate but avoidable, adding that frantic efforts were already in place to put an end to tanker explosions.

On the remote cause of the accident, the agency said the investigation revealed that the tanker driver “lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tanker fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.”

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KARA TANKER EXPLOSION: FRSC CORPS MARSHAL COMMITS TO ENDING TANKER CRASHES IN NIGERIA AS FRSC ISSUES TRAFFIC ADVISORY TO MOTORISTS

The Corps Marshal Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has described as unfortunate but avoidable, the fatal crash that occurred today Saturday 7 November 2020 at Kara bridge on the outward Lagos lane of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, stating that frantic efforts are already in place to put an end to tanker explosions.

In a statement by Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Public Education Officer, the Corps Marshal said this after receiving reports of the fatal crash. He stated that the fatal road traffic crash involved a single Tanker fully ladened with PMS. That the crash investigation carried out by a team of FRSC personnel deployed for rescue operations, revealed that the driver lost control of the wheels as a result of mechanical deficiency (tyre blow out) making the tanker to fall on the expressway amidst a wild inferno.

From the crash investigation report submitted, a total of 2 male adults were killed and burnt beyond recognition, while wanton destruction of properties occasioned by the fire also left 29 vehicles parked by the roadside burnt down completely.

Oyeyemi also lamented the actions of hoodlums who prevented the combined rescue teams of the Federal Fire Service and FRSC from approaching the scene of the crash.

According to him, “when our personnel got to the scene, they met teams of Lagos State Fire Service who advised our men against approaching the scene of the crash. The firefighters said they were equally deployed to the scene for some reason but on arrival, they were chased back by some hoodlums, carrying dangerous weapons”. Both teams had to run to the Isheri Division of Nigeria Police for security cover.

The Corps Marshal also maintained that the Corps is seriously engaging critical stakeholders and making frantic efforts to find a lasting solution to tanker explosions on the road  .                                  . He called on the Governments at all levels to expedite action towards working out modalities that will support and hasten existing efforts towards fleet renewal as most of the articulated vehicles are aged while efforts are on to enforce compulsory use of safety valves to prevent spillage after falls of tankers.

On the present state of traffic on the road, the Corps wishes to inform the general public that there is no need for panic as the crashed vehicles have been successfully removed from the road and all Obstructions cleared with the road now opened to use. As such, road users already on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway or intending users who have not explored alternative roads should please exercise caution and drive safe; avoid speeding, road rage and ultimately, avoid driving against the flow of traffic. FRSC wishes us safe journey to our various destinations.

16 Killed In Ondo Car Crash

A map of Ondo, a state in south-west Nigeria.

 

Sixteen people have been killed in a car accident in Ondo State.

The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Ahmed Hassan, confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday.

According to him, the incident occurred in Akungba-Akoko, after the brake of a truck failed and the vehicle rammed into shops in the market, killing and injuring many.

The truck was loaded with bags of rice.

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Officials of the FRSC who arrived at the scene shortly after the incident, said the bodies of the victims had to be removed from beneath the truck.

According to Hassan, eleven persons had died on the spot, while five others who were rushed to the hospital also died.

The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the mortuaries at the state specialist hospital, Ikare-Akoko, and the General Hospital in Iwaro-Oka.

26 Kidnapped FRSC Officials Regain Freedom, Says Nasarawa Governor

Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule

 

The 26 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) kidnapped along Mararaban-Udege in Nasarawa State have regained their freedom.

Governor Abdullahi Sule disclosed this on Monday at the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

Governor Sule said the recent release of the remaining batch of seven officials has led to the complete freedom of the FRSC operatives that were abducted last week.

Three of the officials had earlier been rescued by security personnel on September 15, a day after 10 officers of the corps were seized in an attack by suspected bandits.

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“All the twenty-something officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps that were kidnapped, all of them were released yesterday.

“I want to thank all the security (agencies) and those that have worked very hard to ensure that we achieve that feat.

“I want to thank them for all the efforts they are making to ensure that Nasarawa remains safe,” the governor said.

The officials were travelling for a training programme at FRSC Academy in Udi when they were attacked by suspected bandits

Following their abduction, the police authorities in Nasarawa State announced the rescue of three operatives earlier.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe disclosed this to the Channels Television in an exclusive interview on September 15.

Police Rescue Three Kidnapped Road Safety Officials

File photo of a Police patrol van

 

Three of the abducted Federal Road Safety (FRSC) officials who were kidnapped on Monday in Nasarawa State have been rescued by security personnel.

The Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe disclosed this to the Channels Television in an exclusive interview on Tuesday.

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The police boss said the rescue efforts were carried out in collaboration with the military. Intensified efforts are also in place to rescue the remaining seven officials still in captivity.

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe

 

“The police in tandem with the military personnel pursued the bandits. There was a lot of exchange of fire, because of this, some of the bandits ran in different directions.

“Three of the personal have been rescued. They are with the police so we are now on an operation to rescue the rest of the seven personnel,” Longe said.

He urged members of the public with vital information that can assist in rescuing the abductees not to hesitate in helping the police.

Meanwhile, Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule has commiserated with the FRSC over the demise of two of their officers.

The two officers were killed on Monday following an attack at Udege junction, along Mararaban-Udege between Adoka in the state.

The governor extended his condolence during a security council meeting at the council chambers of the Government House in Lafia, the state capital.

Sule charged security personnel in the state to sustain the tempo of the recently recorded successes in the fight against insecurity in the state and the North Central region.

The meeting with the governor had all the state security heads, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders in attendance.