- Railtrack bombed with explosives
Bandits have attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train, forcing temporary suspension in train services.
Daily Nigerian gathered that the bandits first attacked the train on Wednesday night and successfully immobilized it after struggling to move for 7km after the attack.
The bandits, according to sources, returned again on Thursday morning, and planted explosive device on the rail track.
A passenger of the early morning train, Shehu Sani a Senator who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th National Assembly, confirmed the incident via his Facebook handle.
The Senator wrote:
“Yesternight, Bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train. They planted an explosive that damaged the rail track and shattered the windshield of the train engine.They also opened fire, targeting the Driver and the Tank. It happened between Dutse and Rijana stations. The Driver struggled to move towards Kaduna Rigasa station.
This early morning, I was on board when our train ran over another explosive damaged railings. The train nearly skid off its track, then we miraculously escaped.
All Kaduna Abuja train operations need to be suspended for today until this issue is addressed”.