Man commits suicide on Abuja railway track

An unidentified middle-aged man was on Monday ran over by a train in the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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

NAN reports that the victim was earlier sighted lying down on the rail track waiting for the train, shortly before the train killed him.

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

Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke with NAN said that the note contained a short message, supposedly to his wife and child 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.

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

“We will like to find out what will warrant a young man to lay in wait on a train track to take his life,” Ali said.