Railway corporation suspends Abuja-Kaduna service after bandit attacks on trains

NRC says service is suspended for the safety of its passengers.

A train attacked on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line [Twitter/@ShehuSani]

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended service on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line following worrying attacks on its trains.

The corporation announced the suspension on Thursday, October 21, 2021 moments after a former senator, Shehu Sani, said a train he was on broke down after running over an explosive.

“Due to unforeseen circumstances, train services have been immediately suspended for the safety of our dear passengers," NRC said in a brief statement that did not address the attack.

Sani said the explosive damaged the rail track during a trip on Thursday morning, and that passengers only escaped miraculously.

He also reported that 'terrorists' attacked the railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train on Wednesday, October 20.

"Efforts are in place to restore service," NRC said.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Sanwo-Olu says Sylvester Oromoni's death is 'disturbing and heartbreaking'

Sanwo-Olu says Sylvester Oromoni's death is 'disturbing and heartbreaking'

COVID-19 4th wave is coming, Sanwo-Olu warns Lagosians

COVID-19 4th wave is coming, Sanwo-Olu warns Lagosians

Kogi Government condemns school bullying following death of Dowen student

Kogi Government condemns school bullying following death of Dowen student

Nigeria will collaborate with Belarus for mutual benefits - Buhari

Nigeria will collaborate with Belarus for mutual benefits - Buhari

Katsina moves to reform Almajiri education system

Katsina moves to reform Almajiri education system

'Buhari is doing very well' - Uzodinma

'Buhari is doing very well' - Uzodinma

Northern youth group wants Yahaya Bello as next President

Northern youth group wants Yahaya Bello as next President

Buhari sacks AEDC management over non-performance, incompetence

Buhari sacks AEDC management over non-performance, incompetence

Resign now if you have political ambition, Gov Abiodun tells appointees

Resign now if you have political ambition, Gov Abiodun tells appointees