A yet to be identified middle-aged man was on Monday ran over by a train at the Phikwore Area of Kubwa, a suburb of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 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.
It was learned that the incident occurred at about 12:45 p.m., at a kilometre away from the Kubwa Railway Station.
Before he committed suicide, 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.’’
The spokesman to Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Niyi Ali, confirmed the incident, saying 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 told NAN.