Lagos-Kano Train Derails In Kaduna, Driver Dies

The narrow-gauge train travelling from Lagos to Kano derailed at Farin Ruwa, near Jaji in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Public Relations Officer, Northern Regional District of Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) Zaria, Mallam Abdullahi Alhaji, confirmed the incident via a telephone interview.

According to him, Bala Kawu, the driver of the train, died during the incident, adding that the cargo train was conveying soft drinks to Kano.

He said the incident happened as a result of the vandalism of slippers and other accessories on the rail track in the area.

Alhaji said rescue efforts were ongoing to recover the remains of the deceased and to salvage the situation for the train to continue its journey to Kano.

CKN  News reports that a Kaduna-bound train had derailed on Monday after explosives believed to be planted on the rail track went off between Dutse and Kakau areas of the State.

The 6pm train, which took off from Idu Train Station at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) hit the explosive about 30 minutes to Rigasa train station in Kaduna.


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

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