Kaduna governor cautions against reckless crossing of rail lines

Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero

A train was derailed by a truck on Monday.

The Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero, has called on all residents of the state to be careful while crossing rail lines as train services have been restored by Government.

Speaking on Monday at Kakau in Chukun Local Government Area of the State where a train was derailed by a truck crossing the rail line, the governor said people must now take precaution while crossing rail lines to avoid such accidents.

“We have already called the Nigeria Railway Corporation and they have blocked the rail line. No train will pass through this way until the line is repaired. You know this is a Federal Government property, so we will liaise with them to see that the rail line is fixed,” he said.

Mr. Yero also visited the three victims of the accident receiving treatment for various degrees of injuries at the St Gerad’s Catholic Hospital, Kaduna.

The Governor said the state government will take full responsibility for the cost of their treatment and called on relatives of the victims, who are mostly from Sarkin Pawa in Niger State, to remain calm and pray for their speedy recovery.

He also called on all motorists to be careful at railway crossings saying, “If a car breaks down on the rail line, they should pull it away for repairs immediately, not to attempt to fix it on the rail line, because trains are now back.”

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