“We Were Joking After Security Men Told Us to Lie Down On The Train” -Eyewitness Narrates incident

One of the passengers who witnessed the recent incident on some parts of the Abuja-Kaduna rail tracks has narrated how the event occurred. During his interview with Channels TV, Mr Garba Mohammed claims that he and other passengers were unaware of what was happening, even after security officers instructed them to lie down on the train.

You may have seen pictures and videos of the damages on some parts of the Abuja-Kaduna rail tracks. While the circumstances surrounding the incident are still unclear, an eyewitness has emerged to shed some light on what transpired on the train.

During his interview, Garba said, “We left Abuja around 7 pm on Wednesday, and we were closely approaching Kaduna when we heard a loud sound. Suddenly the train moved slowly and stopped abruptly. We did not hear anything from the officials until 4 hours passed. Eventually, a locomotive came to our rescue, and it gradually pushed us to Kaduna State within 2 hours. We spent nearly 6 hours on a trip that would normally take 2 hours. We were in that bush, we were locked in the rain without water, and it was pathetic.”

Narrating further, Garba said, “We were on the train when we heard the loud sound. The security officers at the VIP section shouted that passengers should lie down on the floor. We later joked about the situation because nobody got hurt. No passenger got hurt, and we were safely towed back to the RIGASA terminal around 2 am. The security officers did not give us any explanation concerning the incident. It took some hours before a few military officers arrived at the scene of the incident. They arrived after the train had started moving.”

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