Car Crash Claims 147 Lives In Yobe

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less than 147 people have died in various accidents in Yobe State January 2020 to February, the Command has confirmed.

ASP Dungus Abdulkarim, the Command’s Spokesman, said this in a statement in Damaturu, the State’s capital.

He said, “Available statistics revealed that, over 200 cases of motor accidents were recorded by the state Department 1st January, 2020 to date.

“41 were fatal motor accidents in which 147 died as a result and many others suffered various degrees of injuries.

“The prevalence of accidents in the state has become a cause for concern.

“Investigation revealed that speeding, of traffic regulations, negligence and reckless driving, among others, contributed to the rate of accidents.”

Abdulkarim, therefore, called all and sundry to obey signs, drive care in order to stay alive.

The spokesman warned that any person found violating traffic regulation would be arrested and subsequently prosecuted.