Five minutes after the train departed the Rigasa Station, in Kaduna, it developed a mechanical fault.
Twice, the train stopped before getting to Dutse, where it finally broke down.
“I left my house as early as 5:am to join the 6:40a.m. train but unfortunately I have been trapped here in this forest. This is not the first time I will be experiencing this mess,” he said.
“This is unfortunate. On Saturday, we spent five hours from Abuja to Kaduna. We left Abuja 6:pm but we did not get to Kaduna until 11:00pm,” he said.
An engineer of the NRC, who addressed the passengers, told them that it would take them two hours to fix the train.
“We are very sorry, the locomotive is faulty. We have contacted the Idu Train Station for another locomotive. It would take them two hours to be here, “ he said.