Map of Kaduna State.
The Nigerian Railway Corporation, has announced the immediate suspension of rail services on Abuja-Kaduna corridor following attack by terrorists on a train conveying passengers from Abuja to Kaduna on Monday, March 28
Also, activities have been grounded at train stations in Abuja and neighbouring Kaduna state, following Monday’s incident which led to the injury of several passengers and the abduction of several others.
The bandits reportedly attacked the train around Dutse axis in Kaduna, just a few kilometres to the Rigasa Train Station in Igabi Local Government Area of the state.
One of the passengers on the train told Channels Television that the bandits bombed the train track with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which forced the train to derail.
Upon the stoppage of the train, the assailants were said to have begun to fire gunshots sporadically.
He added that the terrorists later forced their way into the train and kidnapped an unspecified number of people, with some others feared killed.
Meanwhile, troops have been mobilised to the scene of the attack to rescue the remaining passengers.
Another passenger on the train, Anas Danmusa, took to his Facebook handle to cry for help.
According to him, nobody could come to their rescue about one hour into the incident as the assailants tried to force their way into the train.
After about 20 minutes later, Danmusa confirmed that army personnel have arrived at the scene of the attack