Many Passengers Stranded As Abuja-kaduna Train Derails Inside Bush (pic)

The passenger train was heading to Kaduna from Abuja on Friday when the accident occurred, SaharaReporters learnt.

Atrain plying the Abuja-Kaduna State route has reportedly derailed, forcing many passengers to be stranded.

The passenger train was heading to Kaduna from Abuja on Friday when the accident occurred, SaharaReporters learnt.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation is yet to confirm the incident.

This is coming a few days after a train plying the Warri-Itakpe route derailed in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria.

The incident happened inside a Kogi State forest.

Several passengers were said to have abandoned the train for fear of being kidnapped.

On January 7, 2023, some gunmen kidnapped 20 passengers waiting to board a train at the train station in the Igueben Local Government Area of the Edo State.

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Less than a week after an Itakpe-Warri train derailed in Kogi, another train on Friday derailed in Abuja, the nation’s capital. The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service,…

By Abdullateef Aliyu

Less than a week after an Itakpe-Warri train derailed in Kogi, another train on Friday derailed in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, it was gathered, derailed at Kubwa on Friday afternoon leaving hundreds of passengers stranded.

The immediate cause of the derailment was not known as of press time but many passengers were seen wondering around the derailed train.

Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Engr. Fidet Okhiria confirmed the incident.

However, he was just trying to obtain information on the incident.

It would be recalled that an Itakpe-Warri train had on Sunday derailed in a Kogi forest though the 143 passengers were safely evacuated.

The NRC later shut down the train service while repair work commenced immediately.

The Corporation said it suspected vandalism as the cause of the derailment while investigation is ongoing.

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