BREAKING NEWS: Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna train carrying 1000 passengers


Fresh reports reaching NigerianEye indicates that a train carrying abour 1000 passengers was bombed by suspected terrorists between Rijana and Katari in Kaduna State. 

A passenger was reported to have managed to call his relation, saying all passengers were lying on the floor as the terrorists were shooting at the train, sporadically.

It was gathered that some of the passengers on board might have been abducted by the bandits, there are also unconfirmed reports that the terrorists killed several passengers.

This is coming a few days after the terrorists attacked the Kaduna International Airport where an aircraft was prevented from taking off.

A source told NE that “they (terrorists) planted IED. When it went off, it derailed the train. There was pandemonium every and some people may be kidnapped.”

There was no official confirmation from the police as of the time of filing this report.

However, the Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Cooperation, Fidet Okhiria,  confirmed the incident.

Okhiria however told the News Agency of Nigeria that “information concerning the attack was still sketchy, and no concrete information could be given at the moment.”

“We have confirmed the attack, but we cannot give you much information right now.

“From the reports we have gotten, most of the passengers have gone into hiding and the officials on board are yet to give us a report of the situation.

”There are reports of gunshots and the train derailed due to the attack,” Okhiria said.

NAN gathered that the incident happened between Katari and Rijana train stations, en route Kaduna from Abuja.

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