The performing Corps Marshal, Federal Street Security Corps, Dauda Biu, has once more cautioned highway customers to keep away from extreme dashing and wrongful overtaking.
He additionally suggested commuters to keep away from evening journeys as a result of hazards related to darkish hours.
The warning got here following the unlucky deadly crash that claimed 19 lives and injured eight individuals within the early hours of Sunday alongside the Gwagwalada-Lokoja Freeway, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
In an announcement signed by the Corps Spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, Sunday, the accident which concerned two Toyota Hiace Buses with registration numbers MUB-30 LG, DWR-985XJ, and a Citroen trailer, had a complete of 31 folks comprising 11 males, one feminine, and 19 others, whose gender couldn’t be ascertained as a result of hearth depth.
Out of the 31 victims, eight folks comprising seven males and one feminine sustained varied levels of accidents, whereas 19 others had been burnt past recognition.
The assertion mentioned, “the Toyota Hiace Bus with REG NO: MUB- 30 LG, which was on a excessive velocity, crashed right into a Citroen trailer on movement and instantly went into flames, thereby, burning the whole occupants of the automobile to loss of life.
“In the identical vein, the second bus additionally crashed into the already crashed bus from behind and caught hearth.
“One of many buses was mentioned to have transited all the best way from Takai, Kano State, heading to Benin, Edo State. Whereas the Citroen trailer loaded with rooster feed from Zaria, Kaduna State, was on its strategy to ship the commodities in Akwa Ibom State.
“The rescue operation was collectively carried out by the mix groups of Zebra 6 Yangoji and patrol staff of the Nigeria Police Pressure.
The injured victims had been rescued and brought to Rhema hospital, Kwali, whereas one of many recognized male corpse, was deposited at Kwali Normal Hospital Mortuary.
“Nonetheless, the 19 corpses burnt past recognition, which had been trapped within the automobile have been taken by rescue operatives of Zebra 6 Yangoji.”
The performing Corps Marshal emphasised that the Corps would step up sensitisation for the motoring public and improve its patrol actions to discourage site visitors violators.