- A train accident has occurred in Rijana village along Kaduna state resulting in a huge loss
- According to Shehu Sani, the train shuttling between Kaduna and Abuja killed over 60 straying cows
- The former lawmaker disclosed that he was a passenger-witness to the train accident which left the herders cursing
About 60 cows have been killed on Wednesday morning, October 28, by a train shuttling between the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kaduna state.
A former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani recounted how the tragic incident occurred in a post on his verified Twitter handle.
Sani, who said he was a passenger on the train, narrated that the cows "strayed along the tracks" when the train was coming.
According to him, the herdsmen coordinating the cow ran into the bush upon seeing what has happened but not without "raining curses."
The former lawmaker said the train, however, stopped in the bush before continuing its journey.
He called on the railway authorities to reach out to the chief of Rijana village where the incident happened and promptly address the issues before degenerating into anger and violence.
In his words:
"Today, the Kaduna-Abuja morning train of which I happened to be a passenger killed over 60 cows that strayed along the tracks, before the train finally stopped in the Bush and we later we moved on.
"The Herdsmen ran into the Bush raining curses. I call on the Railway Authorities to reach out to the Chief of Rijana Village and address the issues."
Legit.ng notes that this is not the first time a train accident would occur. On Monday, September 14, a moving train collided with a Volkswagen bus at the Oshodi area of Lagos state.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) disclosed that the train rammed the bus at the Arena crossing, pushing it to Oshodi U-bridge.
Meanwhile, Sani has urged those who stole the office staff of Lagos state monarch, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, to return it.
In a tweet on Friday, October 23, the former lawmaker urged the hoodlums who took away the staff to respect the sanctity of the throne.
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