The Management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation has tendered an unreserved apology to all passengers on board the KA2 Abuja-Kaduna train that left Rigasa this morning and failed at Dutse section.
Some passengers were reportedly stranded a few kilometres away from the train station in Rigasa, Kaduna state,
It was also learnt that the train developed a mechanical problem just about five minutes after it took off from Rigasa and was heading for Abuja.
A statement signed by the Train Manager of the Abuja-Kaduna train service, Paschal Nnorli, said the failure was as a result of Mechanical malfunction and is highly regretted. He said the failure and consequent delay no doubt caused delays to subsequent train services from Abuja to Kaduna.
The failed Locomotive according to him is currently receiving attention from the service’s team of Engineers and Technician at the Idu Locomotive workshop.
He thanked the train passengers for their patronage and apologized for any inconveniences caused by the breakdown.