How track clips stolen by vandals caused Abuja-Kaduna train to derail- NRC

How track clips stolen by vandals caused Abuja-Kaduna train to derail- NRC

 

In a statement signed by Yakub Mahmood, deputy director of
public relations at NRC, on Thursday, he said the incident was caused by a
technical hitch and passengers on board were safely returned to Abuja (Idu).

 

“This minor hitch is attributed to the removal of track
fastening clips by vandals. However, the NRC Management remains resolute
towards ensuring the safety of our valued passengers in the entire system,” the
NRC said.

 

“For operational reasons, the first train from Kaduna
(Rigasa) scheduled for 08.00 hours will be cancelled on Thursday 6th June 2024
only, while all other train services will run as scheduled.”

 

The NRC said affected passengers still have their tickets
valid for a subsequent journey within two weeks.

 

On May 26, a train that departed Rigasa station in Kaduna
for Abuja derailed in a mountainous area near Jere.

 

Three carriages were said to have gone off the tracks, but
there were no casualties.

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