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Man commits suicide on Abuja railway track

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A middle aged man, who is yet to be identified, was on Monday ran over by a train at the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the victim, who left a suicide note, was sighted lying down on the rail track waiting for the train, shortly before the train ran over him.

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

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 to NAN, said that the note contained a short message, supposedly to his wife and kid, which reads: “Please forgive me for I do not have funds to take care of you.’’

Reacting, the spokesman to Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr 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.”

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