Insecurity: Terrorists bomb Abuja- Kaduna rail tracks

Insecurity: Terrorists bomb Abuja- Kaduna rail tracks

Suspected terrorists, on Monday evening, bombed Abuja-Kaduna rail tracks and attacked a train with, about 970 passengers onboard.

It was, gathered that the Kaduna-bound train derailed after, the explosive device planted by the terrorists went off underneath one of the coaches.


Anas Iro Danmusa, who claimed, to be a passenger on the train, said the; Attackers shot at the train… Passengers hid under the seats to avoid, being, hit by bullets.


Abuja is Federal Capital

“Villagers along Abuja-Kaduna road called to confirm hearing multiple gunshots, and attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists,” Shehu Sani, a former Nigerian senator from Kaduna State said, on Twitter.


The passengers were later, Rescued by Nigerian troops, a Kaduna State official, said in a statement.


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“Relevant action agencies were urgently contacted, and robust deployments of personnel, were swiftly made to the area to secure the passengers on, board,” Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said.


“Efforts are, ongoing to convey the passengers from the location, and; Others that sustained injuries, have been, rushed to hospitals, for urgent medical attention.”


Meanwhile, the attack, on the train came days, after terrorists; attacked a village close to the Kaduna International Airport where, an aircraft was, prevented from taking off on schedule.

Terrorists have made life miserable for travelers along the Abuja/Kaduna road.

Moreover, hundreds have been, kidnapped on the road.

Recently, Kaduna State has been an epicenter of terrorist activities.

Ranson, running into millions of Naira, has been, paid to terrorists.




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