Road crashes claim 90 lives in Nigerian northwestern state in seven months – police

At least 90 persons were killed in auto crashes recorded in northwest Nigeria's Jigawa State between January and July, police authority said Thursday.

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Most of the accidents were caused by reckless drivers, Muhammad Mustapha, the State Commissioner of Police said in a statement reaching Xinhua.

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Nigerian police
The high causality figure had become a source of concern to all stakeholders in the state, he added.

He expressed shock at the number of lives being lost to accidents in the state within such a short period.

The police chief also decried the increasing cases of rape in the state.

Mustapha described the trend as “seriously embarrassing”. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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