The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Monday night confirmed terrorists attack on Kaduna bound train and successfully immobilised it.
Confirming the Incident to Journalist in Abuja, the Managing Director of Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria said: “we can not give you much information now.”
Okhiria, who is already in Abuja, said: “Most of the passengers have gone into hiding and they can not be giving information, but there are reports of gun shots, continued gun shots as the train stopped,” adding that the attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana.
The NRC boss said some passengers could not leave the train ,which means nobody knows what might happen to them.
One of the passengers who also confirmed the incident in a telephone call said the attackers had surrounded the train, shooting sporadically.
“All the passengers are currently lying on the floor of the train. The bandits are shooting sporadically. We are in serious danger,” said one of the panic-stricken passengers.
Satellite map showing the location of the train as sent by one of the passengersThe Google map showing the location of the train as sent by one of the passengers
There are at least 970 passengers onboard the train, according to official sources familiar with the train service.
There had been several attempts by terrorists on the Abuja-Kaduna train service. In one of the attacks, just over three months ago, Sen.Shehu Sani was on board.