As part of efforts towards making the highways safer and eradicating all incidences of road traffic crashes and its attendant fatalities, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has urged Administrators of Local Governments in the country to  relocate markets from the highways, noting that this will help the existing operational efforts of the FRSC towards enhancing the safety of the entire motoring population.

According to the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal made this call while decrying the recent road traffic crash caused by break failure and loss of control that claimed multiple lives at the Ibaka area of Akungba Akoko, Akoko South-West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Saturday evening.

Lamenting the huge loss of lives and damage to properties occasioned by the unfortunate but avoidable occurrence, the Corps Marshal explained that the crash occurred at about 6.30 pm on Saturday 31 October, 2020, when a DAF Truck loaded with bags of rice rammed into the stalls in the market and some cars and motorcycles leaving 16 people dead with 7 others rescued with different degrees of injuries and are being taken to the hospital.

While commiserating with families of the victims, the Corps Marshal expresses concerns over the rising statistics of innocent citizens who have lost their lives as a result of building markets close to the highways and has since initiated impact oriented operational strategies to curb the menace as he calls on government at the grassroots to relocate those markets.

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