The Federal Road Safety Corps, Jigawa State Command, has advised motorists to watch out for camels on the highways in the state in order to avoid accidents involving the animals.
The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Angus Ibezim gave the advice in a statement in Dutse. He said that the advice became necessary in view of the high influx of camels into the state and the dangers they pose to road users.
Mr Ibezim also stated that it was important to maintain approved speed limit, so as to avoid the animals and avert accidents. The sector commander pointed out that the gesture was to reduce crash severity and fatality.
According to him, efforts are being made by the corps through advocacy and awareness campaigns in collaboration with state command of the Nigeria Immigration Service in identifying the owners of the camels believed to be mostly from Niger Republic.
He added that some of the camels belong to cartels engaged in trans-border herding and transactions. Therefore, drivers are admonished to desist from excessive speed to enable them stabilize whenever they encounter the camels on the highway.