Estimated Reading Time: 1
Hundreds of passengers who boarded the Kaduna Train to Abuja on Monday, were left stranded in a Bush that is in a few kilometres from the train station in Rigasa, Kaduna.
The train according to DailyTrust findings, developed a mechanical problem just about five minutes after it took off from Rigasa.
The report further quoted an engineer with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) as pleading with the passengers over the incident.
The engineer said they had contacted the train station in Idu in the federal capital territory (FCT) for another locomotive to be sent so that the passengers could be conveyed to their destination.
“We are very sorry, the locomotive is faulty,” he said.
“We have contacted the Idu Train Station for another locomotive. It would take them two hours to be here.”
Midat Joseph, secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), said the train developed fault around 7:00 am.
“I left my house as early as 5:00 am to join the 6:40am train but unfortunately I have been trapped here in this forest,” Joseph said.
“This is not the first time I will be experiencing this mess.”
The Kaduna-Abuja train route has become the choice of people commuting between both cities because of the threat of notorious bandits operating in the expressway.