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A total of 20 people were killed in 57 road accidents in Nigeria’s southwest states of Lagos and Ogun during the COVID-19 lockdown, an official with the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said Tuesday.

The crashes occurred within the four weeks of the lockdown in Lagos, Nigeria’s epicenter, and three weeks of lockdown in neighboring Ogun, said Samuel Obayemi, FRSC zonal commanding officer-in-charge of the two states.

According to him, the FRSC stopped a total of 33,252 vehicles from which a total of 27,659 were cautioned and allowed to go free.

He said 377 vehicles were impounded and booked, while 235 vehicles were impounded but not booked.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on April 27, announced a gradual easing of COVID-19 lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja, from May 4.

Deadly road accidents are frequently reported in Nigeria, often caused by overloading, bad condition of roads, and reckless driving. Enditem

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