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Abuja-Keffi crash: FRSC refutes news of loss of lives

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The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, says no life was lost in the crash that occurred on Abuja-Keffi expressway.

The Corps Public Education Officer, CPEO, Deputy Corps Marshal Bisi Kazeem, revealed this in a statement in Abuja.

The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, reports that the crash occurred on December 22, at about 10 am, and some reports stated that several lives were lost and attributed the cause of the mishap to FRSC patrol operatives.

Kazeem, who commended the media for their watchdog roles, however, said it was important to explain the sensitive issue to avoid misrepresentation of facts and purveyance of misinformation.

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“To begin with, against the media reports, claiming that several people were killed as a result of the crash, the Corps wishes to categorically state that no single motorist lost his or her life in the crash.

“Six motorists who sustained minor bruises were treated and discharged immediately at Federal Medical Centre, Keffi.

“The fact of the matter is that the operatives of the Corps were carrying out their legitimate duty with a Mobile Court operation on the said date, just before the Military check point, on the Abuja-Keffi expressway when the crash occurred.

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“Unlike what was reported in the media, this gridlock was occasioned by motorists who out of fear of being apprehended, and tried in the Court, decided to park far from the scene of the Mobile Court,” he said.

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