No casualty recorded after Kaduna-Abuja passenger train explosive incident
Authorities of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Thursday confirmed that, there were no casualties after the Kaduna to Abuja passenger train was blown up by explosives planted on the rail tracks in the evening of Wednesday evening by yet to be identified persons. NRC said efforts are ongoing to restore the train services along that route.
Reacting to the ugly development, Fidet Okniria, managing director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria explained that, the explosives damaged the rail tracks somewhere between Dutse and Rijana.
Among the occupants of the passenger train that narrowly escaped death at the time of the incident is Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna central.
Sani disclosed that the train he boarded ran into a portion damaged by explosives used by terrorists in attacking a Kaduna-Abuja train on Wednesday.
In a tweet, the former lawmaker alleged that terrorists had attacked a Kaduna-Abuja train on Wednesday with explosives.
He alleged that the terrorists also opened fire on the engine driver and tank of the train.
“Yesterday, terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.
“This morning, I was on board when our train ran over another explosive damaged rail track. It took a miracle for us to escape,” Sani tweeted.
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