Fear As Vandals Sabotage Ibadan-Lagos Train


Soji Ajibola

Suspected vandals on Saturday reportedly removed vital components of a Lagos bound train, thereby forcing it to stop mid way into the journey

The train which took off from the Obafemi Awolowo Train Station, Ibadan at 8:30am was forced to stop around Papalanto area due to a mechanical fault resulting from alleged removal of vital components by suspected vandals.

This development, as reliably informed, created tension among the passengers on board in view of the prevailing security situation in the Country.

The passenger were restless as they waited for the train to be fixed in the bush.

One of the passengers, Dr. (Mrs.) Feyi Leo of the University of Ibadan told our correspondent that fear gripped her and other passengers, who were thrown into confusion as the train came to a halt.

She said the train which was going Ibadan from Lagos was also forced to stop until the fault was fixed before the two trains continued with their journeys.

“The trip was smooth and we had gone past the station at Abeokuta and we were moving towards Papalanto, when the train stopped and reversed some few meters .

“We were agitated and started asking questions. An announcement was made by the NRC official on board that their technicians were fixing a fault and that it would not take long.” She explained.


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