Again the Abuja-Kaduna train broke down again while returning from Kaduna on Sunday.
According to a statement credited to the Operations Manager, Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, Mr. Victor Adamu, He confirmed the incident on the telephone but assured it was a minor issue that will not take time to fix.
Contrary to Adumu’s claim of a minor issue, report has it that the Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) engineers battled to fix it for over three hours.
The train was on the morning schedule from Rigasa, Kaduna to Idu, Abuja when it broke down around Akere, a rural area within the route.
“It’s a small problem and it has been fixed. It happened at Akere, and the train was en-route Idu, Abuja from Rigasa in Kaduna”
The minister of transport when reached, expressed shock and dissatisfaction over the frequent break down of train within the route and apologized for the inconvenience this would have caused the passengers on board.
“I would like to apologise to Nigerians over what’s happening at the Abuja to Kaduna rail line. It is worrisome in the sense that they are brand new locomotives. We may be forced to bring back our old locomotives if the breakdown persists, Amaechi said.