Former Zamfara Deputy Governor, Shot In Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack

Channels Television  
Updated March 29, 2022
The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai visits former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Wakkala, who is receiving treatment at a hospital after he was shot in the train attack.


A former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Wakkala, has sustained gunshot wounds in Monday’s terrorist attack on a Kaduna-bound train.

The train conveying hundreds of passengers from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits between Katari and Rijana in Kaduna State.

Read Also: [Train Attack] Evacuation Of Passengers Concluded, Says Kaduna Govt

An aide to the former Deputy Governor told Channels Television that Mr Wakkala who was returning from the APC National Convention which held on Saturday was shot during the cross fire between the terrorists and the military and has been moved to a military hospital in Kaduna for treatment.

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Yusuf Idris also confirmed the incident to Channels Television.

Idris said the former Deputy Governor was initially abducted by the terrorists during the attack and was successfully rescued by the combined forces of DSS and Military

“He was initially abducted but was rescued by the DSS and military, it was during the process he sustain gunshot injury in the leg.”

“He is very okay now, he is receiving treatment at the hospital in Kaduna state.” Idris added