Train breaks down as passengers trek 1,000 km through bush to Kaduna

A Kaduna-bound train from Abuja on Wednesday broke down about 1000 meters to the Railway Station in Rigasa, Kaduna.

DAILY POST learnt that passengers on board the train had to disembark with their luggage and walk to the station when it became obvious that the fault cannot be fixed immediately and it would take more than two hours to drive another train from the Idu Terminal in Abuja.

The passengers were, however, escorted by teams of mobile policemen on board the train and those at the station to Rigasa.

An eyewitness at the station said they saw the light of the train when it was approaching the station, but all of a sudden it stopped.

“We couldn’t hear the sound of the train again and later when we waited and the approaching light became stationary we were told by some of…

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