Jos - The Federal Road Safety Corps
(FRSC) in Plateau said it had recorded nine deaths from two crashes during the
Eid-el-kabir celebration in the state.
The state Sector Commander, Mr Crawford Oti, made the
disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in
Oti said that seven persons also sustained injuries from the
same crashes which involved four commercial vehicles.
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He attributed the causes of the accidents to speed limit
violation, lack of concentration and dangerous overtaking.
The commandant, however, said compared to other years,
during similar celebration, the number of crashes recorded this year was
''The two crashes recorded were minor; I call it minor
because if compared to records from previous years, the number of accidents
recorded during the just celebrated Eid-el-Kabir is minimal.
''We had less crash because of the tight and effective
patrol measures that our officers and men adopted during the festive period,''
He urged motorists to always obey traffic regulations to