The Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun State has advised travellers to stop travelling at night to avoid being victims of armed robbery attacks and reduce killings on the highways.
The Ogun FRSC Commander, Clement Oladele, stated this during an interview with NAN on Monday in Ota, Ogun.
Oladele stated this in reaction to two accidents in the early hours of Saturday that claimed nine lives and 12 injured on Sagamu-Ijebu Ode-Benin Expressway.
There had been a report that one of the accidents happened when armed robbers were operating at night on the road.
Oladele stated that the driver crashed his truck into a car while trying to escape from the robbers.
The FRSC commander stated that the criminals operate under the cover of darkness on the highways where chances of escape are minimal.
He said, “The night and under the cover of darkness is usually attractive to the criminals to operate and carry out their wicked acts.”
He called on motorists to be conscious of their environment and plan their journeys as various activities such as motorisation and crimes were heightened as the year was coming to an end.
“They should also get their vehicles routinely serviced and avoid offering rides to unknown persons or patronising roadside motor parks.”
“Instead, the passengers should board only commercial vehicles at recognised motor parks and ensure they fill correctly their details and those of their next of kin in the passengers’ manifest before embarking on any trip”.