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JUST IN: Photos of 52 Cows crushed by Train heading to Abuja

About 52 cows were crushed to death by an Abuja-bound train, Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman.

He said the command received a distress call of the accident at 11.45am, adding that he personally led principal staff of the command to the spots at Kasarami in Jere District of Kargarko Local Government Area of Kaduna.

“When we got to the spot, we found out that contrary to earlier reports of attack by insurgents, what actually happened was an accident,” the commissioner said.

According to him, some Fulani herders who passed the night at Kasarami asked if they could cross over with their cattle and were misinformed that there is no rail service on Sunday.

“It was when they were half way across the track, that a fast moving train from Rigasa station on its way to Abuja approached the spot where the cattle were crossing on a high speed and in the process, it crushed to death 52.”

He said 27 cattle that were still alive were ordered to be slaughtered and sold out to reduce the loss on the herder.

While noting that no human life was lost, he added, “The Fulani herders were on their way back to Katsina State. I had a meeting with their leaders and the farmers in the area to check future occurrence.”


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