CEM REPORT | The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced suspension of train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route.
According to Channels, the Corporation announced the suspension 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 Monday night on a train conveying passengers from Abuja to Kaduna around the Dutse axis in Kaduna, just a few kilometres from the Rigasa Train Station in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
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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.
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.