Lockdown: FRSC records 57 crashes, 20 deaths in Lagos, Ogun - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

Lockdown: FRSC records 57 crashes, 20 deaths in Lagos, Ogun

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The Federal Road Safety Corps says it recorded 57 road crashes with 20 deaths in Ogun and Lagos States in the four weeks of COVID-19 lockdown.

Samuel Obayemi, FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer in-charge of the two states, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

Obayemi, an Assistant Corps Marshal, said the crashes occurred within the four weeks of the lockdown in Lagos State and three weeks of lockdown in Ogun State.

He said: “The lockdown directive, which was announced by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, on 29th March, was enforced by FRSC Operatives in Zone 2, which comprises of Lagos and Ogun States.

“Although the enforcement started at different dates, with Lagos starting first because there was an already existing lockdown directive by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, while lockdown in Ogun State commenced on April 4, 2020.

“The goal of the Operation was to enforce the directive on restriction of movement in both states.

“An analysis of the data of the Enforcement Operation carried out so far in the zone showed that we have a total of 57 road traffic crashes, with only 10 fatal, where 20 lives were lost.”