4,954 Die On Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Expressway In 4 Years

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By Ejike Ejike | About 5000 persons have been reported dead in road crashes on Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressway. Though the Federal Road Safety Commission,

About 5000 persons have been reported dead in road crashes on Abuja-Kaduna-Kano expressway.

LEADERSHIP gathered that about 4,954 road traffic accidents have been recorded in the Kano-Kaduna zone of the road between 2017, when the contract for reconstruction of the road was approved, and 2,020, six months to its delivery date. The reports also said medical records of road traffic accident victims indicate that men between the ages of 21 and 62 years account for about 81 percent of accident victims on the road during this period.

A further breakdown of the report showed that no fewer than 1,035 people were victims of road accidents between January to December 2017, with 989 males and 316 females.In 2018, about 1,300 persons were road accident victims, with 1,031 males and 269 females. In 2019, about 1, 770 victims were recorded, with no fewer than 1,443 males and 238 females crashed along the route while 783 males and 76 females were road accident victims between January and September 2020.

 

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