A passenger train from Warri to Itakpe has derailed on Sunday in Kogi forest forcing many of the passengers to abandon the train in fear of kidnapping.
Tribune Online learnt that some criminals have cut the rail line in the forest which led to the derailment of the train.
About 300 to 400 passengers of the derailed train were left stranded in fear.
It was gathered that the train which left Warri early on Sunday morning got derailed at about 12:noon inside the thick forest between Ajaokuta and Itakpe.
A former Chairman of the Bayelsa Vigilante Agency, Prince Douye Koroye, who was in VIP alleged that it might be a case of suspected terrorists cutting the rail line, a situation that may have culminated in the train derailng because it was at a high speed.
The source, who was also former Special Adviser to the Bayelsa State Government on Youth and Community Development, revealed that four coaches and the head coach of the train are badly damaged beyond repair.
He said the stranded passengers were told by the officials of the Nigeria Railway Corporation to remain calm and sit back in the train while they mobilised for help.
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