Not Less Than 186 deaths recorded In Six Month, FRSC
The Federal Road Safety Corps Commander in charge of Benue and two other States, Assistant Corps Marshal Ayobami Omiyale, has revealed that the commission will start seizing motorcycle and tricycle without number plates and rider’s licence with effect from August 1.
Mr Omiyale the said commission had to take the drastic decision with the increasing number of death and mortality cases recorded in the last six month. He explained that the zone has recorded 186 road traffic casualties in the first 24 weeks of 2019.
According to him, “the most probable cause of the accidents are, loss of control, dangerous driving/overtaking, among others.”
The Zonal Commanding Officer listed the accident-prone routes in the zone to include Jos-Hawan Kibo, Pankshin-Mangu routes, all in Plateau State.
Another is the Makurdi-Lafia and Gboko-Makurdi routes in Benue State.
While the others are Keffi-Barde, Akwanga-Lafia and Garaku-Akwanga routes in Nasarawa State.
On the issuance of National Drivers’ Licence, the FRSC boss said, “In spite of the corps efforts in the production of the National Drivers’ Licence in sanitising the highways, the Zone as at week 25 of 2019 had a total of 6, 102 unclaimed Licences; Plateau (1, 368), Benue (2, 404) and Nasarawa (2, 330)”.