Data collected from a multisite survey conducted in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, and six states, namely, Lagos, Anambra, Rivers, Borno, Plateau, and Kaduna found that motorcycle crashes accounted for majority (54%) of all road traffic injuries in Nigeria, according to data published in the Injury Prevention Journal.
Simple extrapolations from the survey highlight road traffic injury is a neglected public health problem in Nigeria: “Over 4 million people may be injured and as many as 200,000 potentially killed as the result of road traffic crashes annually in Nigeria“.
Title: The burden of road traffic injuries in Nigeria: results of a population-based survey
M Labinjo1, C Juillard2,3, O C Kobusingye, A A Hyder5.
1 World Health Organization, Abuja, Nigeria
2 Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
3 UCLA Department of Surgery, Los Angeles, California, USA
4 World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa, Brazzaville, Congo
5 International Injury Research Unit, Department of International Health, and Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.