Train Derailment: NRC Suspends Warri-Itakpe Services


Following the incident of train derailment along the Ajakouta-Itakpe train line, the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC has suspended Warri-Itakpe rail services until further notice. Yesterday, Sunday, 22nd January 2022 an incident was recorded where a train from Warri derailed at kilometer 30, Ajkouta-Itakpe where about 148 passengers were hurt while over 300 were stranded inside Kogi forest amidst the insecurity in the zone. 

However, the coordinator of Warri-Itakpe train services, Sanni Abdulganiyu, confirmed the incident but said the matter was under control as securities were immediately deployed to the scene. 

Abdulganiyu affirmed that there was no fatality recorded at the incident scene only that some passengers sustained minor injuries. 

In his statement, “The Warri-Itakpe train service WITS 01 derailed at about 12:30hrs of January 22, 2023. 

“The cause of the derailment is not yet determined. Due to this incident, the service along the corridor has been suspended. Further details would be communicated to members of the public,” he added.