Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


52 persons die in road accidents in 6 months

13 August 2012, 14:56

Anambra - A total of 52 persons died in road accidents between January and June in Anambra, the Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Hyginus Omeje, said.

Omeje said on Monday that 354 motorists and travellers were involved in the accidents out of whom 302 were seriously injured.

He blamed the accidents on the violation of traffic rules and regulations by motorists and other road users.

Omeje said the command would not relent in its sensitisation and campaign efforts till road users imbibed good road culture.

"We may not get immediate result in trying to change the negative attitude of motorists toward traffic rules and regulations, we will not relent.

“The fact that we still have cases of road crashes means that we must continue to sensitise road users until we win the war against contravention of traffic laws,” he said.

The commander expressed regret that motorists and motorcyclists had yet to realise that the use of seat-belts and crash helmets was for their safety.

Omeje said that regular sensitisation of road users would pay off on the long run as the negative behaviour of most motorists on the highway would eventually give way.



Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...