NBS: 49,867 Nigerians Involved in Road Accidents in Three Years


The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said no fewer than 49, 867 Nigerians were involved in road accidents from 2013 to 2015.

This was contained in a report released by NBS on Police Data – Reported Road Accidents and Stolen Vehicles yesterday in Abuja.

The report, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), gave the breakdown of those killed in the accident as 5,539 in 2013; 4,430 in 2014 and 5,042 in 2015, respectively.

It showed that 12,372 persons were injured in road accidents in 2013; 12,227 in 2014 and 10,257 in 2015.
The report, however, put the total number of reported cases of road accident during the period at 24, 954 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

It showed that the highest number of accidents were reported in Lagos with 4,038 cases, followed by Ogun with 3,484 and Rivers with 2,145 cases.

The lowest number of reported cases of road accident was recorded in Jigawa having 21; Delta 22 and Zamfara 70, cases respectively.

Meanwhile the report stated that a total of 2, 569 vehicles were stolen in the period, showing that 551 vehicles were stolen in 2013; 1,201 in 2014 and 818 in 2015.
It stated that out of the stolen vehicles, 341 were recovered in 2013; 592 in 2014 and 436 in 2015 in the country.