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Abuja-Kaduna Bound Train Crushes 52 Cows To Death – Police |The Republican News

Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna

 

The Kaduna State Police Command said on Sunday that 52 cows had been killed by an Abuja-Kaduna bound train.

The state Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, stated this during a press conference in Kaduna.

He said the incident took place at Kasarami in the Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.

He said the command received a distress call when the incident occurred and that he and some policemen attached to the command moved swiftly to the spot.

According to the police chief, the train was speeding and in the process crushed 52 cattle to death.

He added that 27 of the cattle were still alive, but had to be slaughtered and sold at low prices in order to avoid a total loss.

Abdulrahman explained that the Fulani herdsmen were on their way back to Katsina State when the incident happened.

The CP said, “When we got to the scene, we found out that contrary to earlier calls of insurgent attacks, what actually happened was an accident involving cows.

“Fulani herdsmen, who passed the night at Kasarami, asked if they could cross over with their cattle and were misinformed that there were no rail services on Sunday.

“It was when they were half way that a fast moving train from Rigasa Station on the way to Abuja approached.

“I want to assure the people of Kaduna State that what happened was an accident and no life was lost; only the cattle.

“I had a meeting with their leaders and the farmers in the area to check a recurrence.”

The police boss called on residents to go about their lawful activities as the command was doing everything possible to safeguard lives and property in the state.  (Punch)

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Fire Consumes Family Of 4 In Lagos

An overnight fire has killed a family of four, simply identified as Eze’s family, at No. 13, Buraimoh street, Bariga area of Lagos.

The Director of Lagos State Fire Service, Mr Rasak Fadipe, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

Fadipe said the incident occurred at about 2.48 a.m.

He said personnel of the service got to the scene of the incident as soon as they got information about the fire, but that due to the double burglary irons on the door and window of the apartment, they were unable to reach the victims in time.

“The apartment is a chemist store. The father, mother, and two children of ages five and eight were found dead inside the store.

“ We advise that although one needs security in his or her house or business place, it should not be to the detriment of the people.

“Members of the family should always know the exist of their apartment whenever there is an emergency,” the director said.

Some sources said that the deceased woman was pregnant mother of the two children, and that the fire started after electricity supply was restored to the area.

Others believed that the fire could have been caused by candle light. (NAN)

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