Shehu Sani, a former senator, has narrated how all the Nigerians on the Kaduna-Abuja train he boarded on Saturday pushed their ethnic identities to one side and united together to watch out and secure each other after the train broke down.
Sani, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial District in the eighth National Assembly, disclosed this in a post on Twitter on Sunday.
The former lawmaker’s post comes at a time when questions are being raised over the current state of unity in the country, as well as increased agitation for secession.
According to him, the train developed a fault near Jere Village in Kaduna, noting that they were stuck at the place for several hours in the night.
He stated that due to the nature of their circumstances and the inherent security threat they faced, all passengers on the train forgot that they were either Hausa, Igbo or Yoruba and instead worked together to keep guard over themselves.
“Yesterday, Our Kaduna Abuja Train broke down at night for many hours near Jere village. All the Yorubas,Igbos and Hausas in the train forgot their differences and united as brothers and sisters, while looking through the window,” Sani tweeted.