The National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS ) said on Wednesday that at least 1,070 Nigerians died in road accidents in the third quarter of this year.
The NBS Road Transport Data for Third Quarter, 2017 posted on its website on Wednesday showed that 89 out of the victims were children.
The report stated that 981 of the 1,070 Nigerians that died, representing 91.7 per cent of the figure were adults while the remaining 89 Nigerians, representing 8.3 per cent of the figure were children.
The breakdown of the figure showed that 815 of the number were males, representing 76.2 per cent while 255 were females, representing 23.8 per cent.
According to the report, 2,478 road accidents occurred in the third quarter.
It, however, attributed the major cause of accidents to speed violation, which it said accounted for 44.51 per cent of the total accidents reported in the quarter.
It stated that loss of control and dangerous driving followed closely as they both accounted for 10.41 per cent and 9.52 per cent of the total accident recorded respectively.
Meanwhile, the report stated that a total of 6,803 Nigerians got injured in the accidents. Read more