The National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, has said 1,070 Nigerians died in 2,478 road accidents in the last three months. The NBS Road Transport Data said the deaths happened between July 1 to September 30, an average of 11 people dying daily. The casualties comprised 815 males, 255 females and 89 people children.
The NBS identified speed violation as causing most of the deaths. Other causes are loss of control and dangerous driving.
Meanwhile, 6,803 Nigerians were injured from the accident occurrences during the period. Most of the accidents, the NBS said, happened in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, followed by Kaduna and Kogi States. Moreover, the least number of accidents were in Borno and Bayelsa states.
- Ashaolu Oluwafemi