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NRC Suspends Train Operations Along Abuja-Kaduna Route

Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route

 

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route.

The Corporation stated this via its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.

“Dear passengers, due to unforeseen circumstances, Train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route has been temporarily suspended. Further Communication would be given in due course,” the tweet read.

The statement follows an attack by gunmen on a train conveying passengers from Abuja to Kaduna on Monday night.

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

One of the passengers on the train told Channels Television that the bandits blew up the train track with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which forced the train to derail.

READ ALSO: Troops Secure Abuja-Kaduna Train Attacked By Terrorists – Kaduna Govt

The military immediately swung into action and secured the Kaduna-bound train from Abuja which was attacked by terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State,  Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that the evacuation of passengers had been concluded by security forces, officials of Kaduna State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), and the Nigerian Red Cross.

Mr Aruwan noted that the passengers who sustained injuries, and other fatalities, had been moved to hospitals.

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