Cop on escort duty dies in Kaduna-Abuja train

A police escort attached to the Abuja-Kaduna train route reportedly died aboard the train while conveying passengers from Kaduna to Abuja on Thursday.

A source privy to the incident disclosed that the officer allegedly complained about chest pain before succumbing.

The source revealed that before a passenger, identified as a doctor, could attend to him to manage the situation, the police officer had already passed away.

The source said, “A police officer, who was one of the escorts on an Abuja-Kaduna train, just died. He left home in good health. But later during the journey, he complained of chest pain and asked his colleague to get him some glucose and water.

“There was no emergency medical care on the train. Before a doctor, who was also a passenger, could come, the officer had already passed away.”

It was further gathered that a few minutes after the train arrived in Abuja, a police team drove into the train station to retrieve the corpse for transportation to an undisclosed location.

When contacted for a reaction, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mahmud Yakubu, promised to get back to our correspondent but had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report, despite repeated calls to his line.

Efforts to reach the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also proved abortive as calls and messages to his line were unanswered.

Credit: Punch newspaper

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