Man commits suicide on Abuja railway track

A middle aged man, yet to be identified, was on Monday ran over by a train at the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The victim, who left a suicide note, was earlier sighted lying down on the rail track waiting for the train, shortly before the train killed him.

The incident happened at about 12:45 p.m., a kilometre away from Kubwa Railway Station.

The victim left behind a suicide note in a bag containing some clothes by the side of the railway track.

Some of the eyewitnesses said the note contained a short message, supposedly to his wife and kid, which reads: “Please forgive me for I do not have funds to take care of you”.

The body of the victim was yet to be identified as at the time of this report.

Spokesperson for Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Niyi Ali, who confirmed the incident said that an investigation had begun into the incident to unravel the real motive behind the act.

“We will like to find out what warranted a young man to lay in wait on a train track to take his life.

Meanwhile, the body of the victim was by the rail as at the time of this report.


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