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NRC halts Abuja-Kaduna train service over alleged terror attack

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has stopped services on the Abuja-Kaduna route following allegations that a part of the train track was bombed by bandits.

This was confirmed, on Thursday, October 21, by the officials of the corporation.

It was also stated that investigations are ongoing to determine if the facility was actually bombed as claimed.

Recall that Sen. Shehu Sani, who once represented Kaduna State in the National Assembly, gave the information via his verified Twitter handle that bandits attacked a train on the route on Wednesday.

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“Yesterday (Wednesday) terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.

 “This (Thursday) morning, I was onboard when our train ran over another explosive damaged rail,” Sen. Sani had said.

Meanwhile Train Service Station Manager, Paschal Nnorli, though confirmed the incident that there was an attack on the train, he added that he cannot tell if it was actually with an explosive.

“Yes, there was an attack, but right now I cannot confirm if it was an explosive or bomb attack as people are saying.

 “Investigations are ongoing and I’ll give you updates as they come in. Out engineers have been mobilised to the area. And right now we have suspended services,” Nnorli said.