The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said that no less than 158 people were killed in road accident in Katsina State in 2017 as against 183 in 2016.
Mr Godwin Ngueku, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, unveiled this in a meeting on Saturday in Katsina.
“One hundred and eighty-three persons were killed in road accidents in 2016, while 158 were killed in 2017, that indicates a reduction in fatality rate, which is one of the strategic goals of the FRSC,’’ he said.
He said that 284 road accidents which involved 466 vehicles were recorded across the state. Ngueku further said that 1,749 people were involved in the accidents out of which, 993 persons sustained various degrees of injury during the period under review.
He attributed the major causes of the accidents to overloading, speeding, wrong overtaking, and reckless driving among others.