21st October, 2021
Terrorists operating in Kaduna state have opened a new dimension in their operations, by attacking the Abuja-Kaduna train, being used by many commuters to avoid the dangerous highway.
Senator Shehu Sani reported the double attacks, Wednesday and Thursday on Facebook:
“Yesternight(Wednesday),Bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train.
“They planted an explosive that damaged the rail track and shattered the windshield of the train engine.They also opened fire, targeting the Driver and the Tank.
“It happened between Dutse and Rijana stations.The Driver struggled to move towards Kaduna Rigasa station.
“This early morning,I was on board when our train ran over another explosive damaged railings.The train nearly skid off its track, then we miraculously escaped.
“All Kaduna Abuja train operations need to be suspended for today until this issue is addressed”, Sani wrote.
There has been no official statement by the Nigeria Railway Corporation to these attacks.