Nigeria

FRSC warns motorists plying Idiroko road against night traveling

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Idiroko Unit Command has warned motorists plying the area to shun night traveling to reduce crashes.

Akinwunmi Olaluwoye, Idiroko Unit Commander gave the warning in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Ota, Ogun.

Olaluwoye said that the warning had become necessary due to undue activities of smugglers on Idiroko and its environs.

He said that night traveling was dangerous as it would be difficult to get people to rescue accident victims when and if it occurs.

He also said that it would be difficult getting assistance when vehicles broke down at night and sometimes result to attack by armed robbers.

“The FRSC urges motorists, especially those around Idiroko axis to stay wherever they are as from 6:00p.m because it is no longer safe to travel from 7:00p.m upward.

“In addition, motorists should ensure that their vehicles are in good condition before putting them on the road,’’ he said.

The unit commander stressed the need for motorists to exercise patience and take thing easy as well as adhere strictly to traffic regulations to avoid mishaps.

Olaluwoye reiterated the corps’ commitment to ensure safety of lives and properties by embarking on more enlightenment to educate the public on safety.

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