The Federal Road Safety Corps, on Friday, said 84 persons were killed in 131 road traffic crashes nationwide during this year’s Easter celebration.
Bisi Kazeem, FRSC spokesman, in a statement, said 857 persons were involved in those crashes involving 213 vehicles.
According to him, the vehicles included 15 tanker/trailers, 28 trucks, 40 buses, 85 cars, 35 motorcycles, five tricycles and five pickups, adding that
36 of the crashes were fatal, 72, serious and 23, minor.
He added that 84 persons were rescued with injuries from the crashes, adding that the corps was able to rescue 405 people from those crashes without injuries due to the wider coverage given to the operations within the period.
He said a total of 8,097 offenders were apprehended during the Easter period, as against the 6,634 apprehended at the same period last year.
He noted that 275 people were rescued without injuries in the same period in 2021, while 405 were rescued during the 2022 Easter special patrol, representing 47 percent improvement from the 2022 record.
He added that a total of 3,187 impoundments were made, adding that the Corps did not record any assault on its operatives due to the enhanced stakeholders’ collaboration and engagement, increase in public enlightenment and the introduction of the body and vehicle camera for operatives.