A train bound for Abuja from Kaduna State crushed twin children Hassana and Hussaina Barau to death in Kuchiko village, a border community between the FCT’s Bwari Area Council and Niger State’s Tafa Local Government Area.

The victims were supposed to celebrate their second birthday in July of this year.

Andrew Dogonyaro, a community leader, confirmed the incident to the Daily Trust on Tuesday, May 29, 2024, saying it occurred around 10 a.m. on Saturday.

“The children used to visit their neighbours on their own. That’s how they got out of their home that day without anyone being aware,” he explained.

“A man sighted them from afar facing each other on the track and he attempted to take them off the track following horns from the train but it was late.”

He added that the accident was first reported at the police outpost in Sabon-Bwari and later at the Sabon-Wuse Division in Tafa LGA of Niger State.

The spokesperson of the Niger State Police Command, SP Wasiu Abiodun, confirmed the incident.

“Information was received that on 24/5/2024, a moving train from Abuja heading to Kaduna crushed two girls named Hassana Baro and Hussaina Baro, who were about one year and six months old to death, while playing on the railway at Kuchiko village, via New-Bwari area in Tafa LGA,” he said.

He said the incident would be referred to the Railway Division, Kubwa, Abuja for further investigation and necessary action.




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