A significant number of passengers on Abuja/Kaduna are currently trapped in Dutse, Kaduna, as the train broke down few minutes into the journey.
A report disclosed that 5 minutes after the train left the Rigasa Station in Kaduna, the train developed a mechanical fault.
The Assistant National Secretary of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Midat Joseph, said the train broke down about 7am.
“ I left my house as early as 5:am to join the 6:40am 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.
Another traveler , said he went through something similar on Saturday, saying they spent 5 hours to get to Kaduna.
“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:pm,” he said.
An engineer of the Nigeria Railway Corporation who addressed the passengers, said help is on the way and it would take 2 hours to arrive. 
“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.

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