On Wednesday, a passenger train at the railway crossing in the PWD neighborhood of Ikeja, Lagos State, struck and killed a sergeant in the Nigerian Army.
Sergeant Jidean Samson, the deceased soldier, was a member of the 9 Brigade in Lagos until his death.
When it finally struck the soldier, who had tried to deftly run across the rail line on his bike, the train was reportedly travelling from Ibadan to Iddo in Lagos.
The tragedy on Wednesday occurred just three months after a passenger train collided with a staff bus carrying employees and their families from the Lagos State government at the same location.
The sad incident, which took place on March 9, 2023, in the morning, resulted in six fatalities and over 80 injuries among the passengers.
According to an eyewitness, the event on Wednesday happened at 6.30 p.m.
A military source told the Daily Trust that the event happened at the PDW railway crossing and that the Nigerian Army’s 9th Brigade had since been informed of the sergeant’s passing.
The military authority transferred the body to the Military Hospital mortuary in Yaba, Lagos, according to the source, who did not want his identity to be published since he was not licenced to talk.
Lt. Col. Olabisi Olalekan Ayeni, the 81 Division’s deputy director of public relations in charge of Lagos and Ogun State, did not return his calls.