Fear grips passengers as unknown persons force train to a stop in bush
There was severe tension and anxiety on Saturday when some unknown persons suddenly stopped a moving train beside a bush on the Lagos-Ibadan railway.
Report says the passengers aboard the train which departed the Obafemi Awolowo Train Station in Ibadan at 8:30 am on Saturday, were said to have been forced to stop somewhere before Funmilayo Ransom Kuti, at the Papalanto area, due to the alleged removal of some components on the railway track by some vandals.
One of the passengers, who is a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Dr. (Mrs.) Feyi Leo told newsmen that fear gripped her and other passengers when the train was forced to stop.
She said the train coming from Lagos to Ibadan was also forced to stop in the opposite direction, and the two trains continued the journey after the damaged section had been fixed.
“The trip was smooth and we had gone past the station at Abeokuta moving towards Papalanto, when the train stopped and reversed some few meters.
“We were agitated and started asking questions. An announcement was made by the NRC official on board that, their technicians were fixing a fault on the track, and that it would not take long.” She explained.