Driver dies as Lagos-Kano train derails in Kaduna

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

Abdullahi Alhaji, Public Relations Officer, Northern Regional District of the Nigeria Railways Corporation, NRC, Zaria, stated that the driver of the train which was conveying soft drinks to Kano, Bala Kawu, died.


He said the accident occurred as a result of vandalization of the slippers and other accessories of the rail track in the area.