A video circulated on social media showed passengers taking fresh air outside the train, while the faulty train was been attended to.
The Nation gathered that the two hours journey to Abuja took more than four hours to be completed.
In the video, a passenger (name unknown) said, the train stopped for two hours at an unknown location and that forced most passengers to get off for fresh air.”
When contacted to confirm the incident throughphone, the Managerof Rigasa Station, Aminu Ibrahim, said the incident was a mere mechanical fault, which is normal for any engine.
He however said that the fault had since been fixed and the train has since resumed it normal schedule.
According to him, “what happened is a normal thing, it was a mechanical fault. As you know, mechanical fault is normal for any engine. But, it has since been fixed and we have since resumed our normal operation. In fact, we did all our schedules today.” (The Nation)