Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says the Warri-Itakpe rail service has been suspended after a train derailed at kilometre 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track.
But all the abductees have been rescued, according to the state authorities.
He, however, added that “there were no fatality nor casualties as a result of the derailment.
“Thankfully, there was no fatality and no casualty. We were immediately alerted and security personnel comprising the army, police, Nigeria security and civil defence corps (NSCDC), and the community vigilante, were immediately drafted to the accident point with the assistance of the local government chairman.
“All the 148 passengers and 30 crew members were evacuated to a safe place and arrangements were made to convey [the] 148 passengers to their various destinations and they have been successfully conveyed.
Abdulganiyu added that repairs and operations will resume as soon as possible.