The Kaduna State Government has confirmed the attack on an Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists.
The state Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, who confirmed the attack, however, said that soldiers had secured the attacked train.
In a statement titled, ‘Troops secure Abuja-Kaduna train trapped by terrorists,’ the Commissioner said, “Security agencies have reported to the Kaduna State Government that the military has secured the Kaduna-bound train from Abuja trapped by terrorists.
“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 to ascertain the list from the passengers’ manifest for efficient tracking.
“This is to acquire an accurate inventory of all passengers and their actual status.”
Aruwan quoted governor Nasir El-Rufai to have commended the swift response of the security forces and thanked them for securing the train.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i who has been in constant touch with the security forces commended them for their prompt response and thanked them for successfully securing the train and passengers on board.
“Security forces continue to comb the general area in additional rescue efforts.
“Emerging developments will be communicated to the public,” the commissioner added.