BREAKING: NRC Halts Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Over Alleged Terrorist Attack
The Nigeria Railway Corporation has stopped services on the Abuja-Kaduna route following allegations that a part of the train track was bombed by bandits.
This was confirmed on Thursday, October 21, by the officials of the corporation.
It was also stated that investigations are ongoing to determine if the facility was actually bombed as claimed.
A former Senator from Kaduna State, Shehu Sani, posted on his verified Twitter handle that bandits attacked a train on the route on Wednesday.
Sani said “Yesterday (Wednesday) terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.
“This (Thursday) morning, I was onboard when our train ran over another explosive damaged rail.”
Meanwhile, the Abuja/Kaduna Train Service Station Manager, Paschal Nnorli, confirmed to Punch that there was an attack on the train, but could not tell if it was with an explosive.
“Yes, there was an attack, but right now I cannot confirm if it was an explosive or bomb attack as people are saying,” he said.