Tanker crashes: FRSC decries high casualty rate, loss of lives
Acting Corps Marshal, of the Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC), Dauda Biu has decried the high rate of tanker and vehicle crashes leading to incessant loss of lives and properties.
Biu, in a statement, said the casualty figures of road crash especially along Ankpa road in Kogi state and Argugun in Kebbi states recently, are quite high and demands drastic intervention to end it.
Noting that something drastic must be done to reduce road mishaps in the country the FRSC boss said the agency is seeking a safe motoring environment through strategic dialogue.
The recent crash in Ankpa according to eyewitnesses indicates that eight people died on the spot while two people were rescued alive.
Though he attributed the probable causes of the crashes in both states to speeding and loss of control, he has however ordered the immediate dispatch of crash investigators to the two crash sites to ascertain the remote and immediate causes in order to forestall future occurrences.
According to him, “Senseless killings and unwanted deaths must stop.
“The two crashes in Kogi and Kebbi states are saddening and worrisome.
“This is so because, despite all entreaties, advocacy, enlightenment and education plus consultations with the different transport unions, more fatal crashes are happening.”
Biu commiserated with the families of victims of the unfortunate tanker fire in Kogi and Kebbi states respectively.
He assured me that the Corps would continue to do its best in reducing road traffic crashes across the country.