The Federal Road Safety Corps Benue State Command has disclosed that from January to October 2021, over 35 Traffic Road crashes (RTC) involving One Hundred and One persons out of which Four were fatal were recorded along Màkurdi- Lafia road
This is even as the Corps Commander, Yakubu Mohammad during a visit to Joseph Saawuan Tarka University Màkurdi urged the management of the Institution to regulate operations of Tricycles, Motorcycles as well as town service buses at the junction leading to the School to reduce accident
The Public Enlightment Officer (PE) of the Command, Arc Meshach Oladele who disclosed this during a telephone interview with our correpondent explained that the crashes recorded involved 8 buses, 22 motorcycles, 14 Cars and 4 trucks leading to the lost of Five lives.
The Commander Who was represented by PE Oladele said the Corps Commander was pained with the numbers of RTC recorded at the junction with its attendant loss of lives especially undergraduate students studying at the University.
According to him, “this road crashes are caused by carelessness and
total disregard to traffic rules by commercial drivers operating at the junction.
Worried by this attitude, the Sector Commander during a meeting with the VC Prof. Richard Kimbir and other top management of the institution advice them on the need to regulate the use of Commercial vehicles operating from the junction to the university community.
“I want to advise the management of this institution to commence the regulation of all commercial vehicles plying the School through the adoption and use of approve coded reflective jackets which would offer security and easy identification to both the students, Staff as well as members of the University Community”
The commander also emphasized that the School should also ensure that any vehicle operating at the University should have a registration number fixed to the vehicle.
Earlier, Prof Kimbir who thanked the Sector commander for his concerned for the well-being of Students, Staff and all members of the University Community promised to support FRSC to succeed in its war against traffic offenders.