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Bauchi: Auto crashes in November claim 35 persons

By Rauf Oyewole, Bauchi
05 December 2021   |   2:57 am
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi Sector Command, has said that 35 persons died in multiple roads crashes in November 2021

FRSC. Photo Ladidi Lucy Elukpo

FRSC Says ‘Devil’ Has Taken Over Roads 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Bauchi Sector Command, has said that 35 persons died in multiple roads crashes in November 2021.

The Sector Commander, Yusuf Abdullahi, worried about the crashes, said: “The ‘devil’ has taken over Bauchi roads in recent times.”

Yusuf revealed this, yesterday while addressing members of the Special Marshall of the Sector, during the end-of-year meeting.

He said: “I am very sorry to say, but the fact is that the ‘devil’ has taken over our roads in Bauchi State. We really need to stand up and do something to reclaim the roads. 

“The situation is so terrible that in the month of November, it was a case of one death per day. We had not less than 35 deaths from accidents across the state. This is worrisome. Something has to be done quickly.”

Abdullahi said on Bauchi–Kano Road, over 15 lives were lost to lone accidents, as well as Keke NAPEP, adding that on the Bauchi–Jos Highway, there were a few head-on collision accidents, involving mass transit buses, which claimed not less than 15 lives, with some of them burnt to ashes. 

He lamented that all efforts to solicit support from individuals on how to check the accidents had proved abortive.

He said: “We had a stakeholders’ meeting on the need for collaboration, but it is a pity that no favourable response is forthcoming.”  

He urged members of the Special Marshall to always collaborate with the Regular Marshall as, “all departments of the Road Corps are working for one goal –reduce road crashes, avoid deaths through accidents that are caused by the negligence of the road users.”

The State Coordinator of the Special Marshall, Dr. Kunle Gbadamosi, commended the Sector Commander for always supporting the Special Marshall unit, stressing that they were both working together to save lives.