Not less than 147 people have died in various road traffic accidents in Yobe State from January 2020 to February, the Police Command has confirmed.
ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Spokesman, said this in a statement in Damaturu, the State’s capital.
He said, “Available statistics revealed that, over 200 cases of motor traffic accidents were recorded by the state Traffic Department from 1st January, 2020 to date.
“41 were fatal motor accidents in which 147 persons died as a result and many others suffered various degrees of injuries.
“The prevalence of road traffic accidents in the state has become a cause for concern.
“Investigation revealed that speeding, violation of traffic regulations, negligence and reckless driving, among others, contributed to the high rate of accidents.”
Abdulkarim, therefore, called on all and sundry to obey road signs, drive with care in order to stay alive.
The spokesman warned that any person found violating traffic regulation would be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.