The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has recorded a decrease of 35 per cent in number of people killed during the just concluded Easter celebration.
In a statement by Head, Media Relations and Strategy of the corps, Bisi Kazeem, Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi said this in his review of the special operation.
He said the review indicated that over 200 percent increase was recorded in the number of people rescued alive this year, compared to the same period last year.
During the special operation, which commenced on 13th through 18th April 2017, the rate of people rescued alive increased to 229 per cent as compared to 2016 even as the number involved increased by 55 per cent.
Kazeem also stated that 8,896 offences were committed by 7,589 offenders, who were arrested for various infractions.
He said Mobile Court sittings were also held across the country during which 398 persons were arraigned, while 382 of them were convicted and 16 discharged and acquitted.
Kazeem noted that the Corps Marshal commended both road users and the corps patrol team for helping achieve the success recorded.