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.

Nigerian police
Nigerian police

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

Nigerian police
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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