Terrorists have bombed a train carrying 970 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna on Monday Night.
According to the sources, the attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana areas of Kaduna state, and was ongoing as of 9.42 pm until soldiers and DSS were deployed to the scene. Many passengers were abducted , while others sustained multiple injuries.
A unidentified passenger revealed in a telephone call that the gunmen had surrounded the train and were shooting sporadically.
“All the passengers are currently lying on the floor of the train. The bandits are shooting sporadically. We are in serious danger,” the passenger said.
In a statement signed by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the incident was confirmed.
“The Kaduna State Government received multiple reports of an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service at around Kateri-Rijana general areas.
“Relevant action agencies were urgently contacted, and robust deployments of personnel were swiftly made to the area to secure the passengers on board.
“Efforts are ongoing to convey the passengers from the location and others that sustained injuries have been rushed to hospitals for urgent medical attention.
“The Government of Kaduna State will be liaising with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to ascertain the list from the passengers’ manifest for efficient tracking,” he said.
Geeky Nigeria reports that the activities of terrorists in Kaduna have escalated, as not quite long they raided communities, and also invaded the Kaduna airport.