Sallah: 9 dead, 78 injured in 3 days – FRSC

 

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone RS11 which comprises Osun, Ondo and Oyo states, Tuesday, said nine people died in the three-day operation it carried out while 78 others were injured.

The Acting Zonal Commanding Officer, Corps Commander Leye Adegboyega, stated this in a statement made available to Blueprint correspondent in Osogbo, Tuesday.

Adegboyega said the operation tagged ‘Eid-el-Kabir Sallah Special Patrol Operation’ covered the Ibadan-Lagos Expressway; Ibadan-Ife Expressway; Ife-Ilesa Expressway; Ilesa-Ipetujesa-Akure Expressway; Sagamu-Ore-Benin Expressway and Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway.

He added that 737 traffic offenders were arrested despite 219 public enlightenment activities across the news media, motor parks, churches, mosques and other public places, to drive home the road safety message and create public awareness of the need for safety consciousness.

Among the success of the command,  he said, is the provision of prompt rescue services for the victims of 13 RTCs which involved 21 vehicles and 128 people, out of which 9 lost their lives and 78 others sustained varying degrees of injuries and were swiftly conveyed to hospitals across the zone.

“41 other persons were rescued alive without injuries and continued their journeys,” Adegboyega added.

He appealed to the general public and all road users to use the roads responsibly and contribute their quota to reduction in the loss of lives and valuable properties on the roads.