June 15, 2024

June 15, 2024

Scores Feared Dead, Many Kidnapped As Bandits Attack Abuja-Kaduna Train

…As Families Of Abuja-Kaduna Train Passengers Besiege Train Station


Many passengers are feared dead and scores injured as bandits stormed Kaduna rail station, detonated a bomb on the rail track of Abuja-Kaduna train and successfully immobilized it at a point between Katari and Rijana.


Security Focus learnt that the incident happened on Monday night and that many have been kidnapped in the process.


The bandits reportedly attacked the train around Dutse axis in Kaduna, just a few kilometres to the Rigasa Train Station in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.


Meanwhile, troops have been mobilised to the scene of the attack to rescue the remaining passengers.


Another passenger on the train, Anas Danmusa, took to his Facebook handle to cry for help.


Meanwhile, Families and relatives of passengers on board the ill-fated Abuja-Kaduna train besieged Rigasa train station in Kaduna State as early as 1.00 a.m. on Tuesday.

They are curious to know the true situation as regards the multiple reports on the Kaduna-Abuja train that was bombed by bandits.

The Abuja-Kaduna train, carrying 950 passengers, was bombed by bandits around Kateri-Rijana general area, during which they wounded several passengers.

Following the development, relatives of the passengers stormed the station on Tuesday morning to confirm their true condition.


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