Derailed Train: Normal Services Continue Between Kaduna-Abuja, Says NRC



The Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, says that normal train services have continued between Kaduna-Rigasa, Idu in Abuja after a train heading to Abuja derailed on Sunday morning.
NRC’s Deputy Director of Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, spoke in a statement, noting that the derailment of the train was a minor one even as there was no casualty.
The incident had left passengers on the train stranded for some time, but they were eventually evacuated.
“All the passengers on board the Kaduna-Rigasa to Idu Abuja arrived at their respective destinations safely,”  Mahmood  stated.
A visit to the scene showed that at least two of the train’s coaches skidded off the track, while the rail track suffered some damage.
Security personnel, including those from the Nigeria Police and Army, were at the site to provide support.
“A team of NRC engineers are already at the site to restore the affected locations,” the NRC said, and regretted any inconveniences the incident caused the “affected valued passengers” assuring  them of its “efforts towards ensuring their safety and comfort always”.
Earlier, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, NSIB, had said some of its personnel had been dispatched to investigate.
”NSIB is aware of a derailment of an Abuja-bound train from Kaduna which occurred halfway into the journey at Jere.
“A go team has been deployed to the site of the accident,” the statement added.