NRC suspends Abuja-Kaduna service as train derails again in FCT

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended the Abuja-Kaduna rail services after a train again derailed on the corridor.

The train is said to be a few minutes from its destination in Abuja when it reportedly veered-off the rail tracks, yesterday.

The incident was said to have occurred in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT).

In an update on its mobile application, the NRC said it suspended services on the route due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’. 

The incident is coming just a few days after the Itakpe-Warri train derailed.

According to a resident of the area, “People were just thanking God that it was not on the highway tracks”.

NRC spokesperson, Yakubu Mahmood, was not immediately available when reached out to for further inquiries.

The Abuja-Kaduna train service has been experiencing some difficulties in its operations recently.

Three days ago, passengers experienced delays on the route; however, the Corporation blamed it on the poor quality of the diesel it received.

 with principles.

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