Abuja Train Accident: Police Launch Probe into Woman’s Death

Written by on December 16, 2022

The FCT Police Command on Friday said it has commenced an investigation into the accident of a train and a car which left a woman dead in Abuja.

On Thursday, a passenger train heading to Abuja from Kaduna state crushed a woman to death in the Chikakore axis of the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory.

The incident happened at about 10 am.

Spokesperson of the FCT Police Command, Josephine Adeh, in a statement said upon receiving information of the incident, investigators attached to the Byazin Divisional Police Headquarters were drafted swiftly to the scene and took charge of the situation.

According to eyewitnesses, the train was said to have been a few minutes away from the Kubwa station when the incident occurred.

The victim – Selimota Idowu Suleiman – was later identified as a broadcast journalist. Until her death, she was a worker with the NTA Channel 5 Abuja and was on her way to the office before the incident.

Sympathisers at the scene of the train which rammed into her car claimed Suleiman’s car could not move fast while the oncoming fast-moving train zoomed along.

This is coming just 13 days after the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) restored the services of the Abuja-Kaduna train, months after it suspended services following an attack on one of the trains servicing the route by Boko Haram on March 28.





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