Passengers Vandalise Newly Commissioned Airconditioned Passenger Train

THERE was pandemonium around communities in Agbado Railway Crossing in Ogun State, on Tuesday, as angry train passengers destroyed the newly-inaugurated multi-million naira luxury passenger train.
The destruction took place less that 24 hours after it was inaugurated by the Federal Government in Lagos.
Many people, including officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), were injured in the melee that ensued as a result of the protest, as passengers threw stones and bottles at the new train.
Many of the angry protesters were later arrested by policemen from the Railway police command, who arrived at the scene after the train had been vandalised.
The passengers were protesting against the increase in fares of mass transit  trains, which was introduced by the NRC and commenced operation on June 1.
It was gathered that trouble started on Tuesday when the price of the newly-inaugurated luxury train was pegged at N700.
Passengers using the old luxury mass transit train condemned the new fare, which they described as “almost 50 per cent increase” from the former rate.
The deputy director in charge of communication of the NRC, David Ndakosu, confirmed the damage of the new train.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Nigerians , you guys hate good things...

  2. We critisize the Government even when we have been such bad citizens. Train is small see what the so called ordinary citizens asking for good governance do to power installations you will weep for this counrty. I live in an area that did no have good power supply since 2001 suddenly we started having power for at least a toatal of 20hrs in a day while one day in the week we will not have. The whole neighborhood was elated and this went on for at six months. This was because a sub station which did not exist in the past was built by whoever(paharps PHCN or State Govt). As suddenly as the light appeared it disappered. We were later to find out that a major transmission cable fell and everything has been vandalized. Please tell me how Nigeria will grow with this attitude. God help us.

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