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Rail services suspended as bandits ‘blow up’ rail line along Abuja –Kaduna route

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has suspended indefinitely train services along the Abuja –Kaduna route.

The NRC in a statement on its website on Thursday said the services were suspended for the safety of passengers and crew members.

It however added that efforts were being put in place to ensure absolute safety along the route.

Meanwhile, former lawmaker and political commentator, Shehu Sani, has asserted that bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train on Wednesday night.

In a statement on social media, he said the bandits “planted an explosive that damaged the rail track and shattered the windshield of the train engine.”

According to him, “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.”

He said he was on board Thursday when the train conveying him and other passengers ran over another explosive damaged railings, causing it to almost skid off its path.

The ex-lawmaker called on the authorities to suspend operations until the issue is addressed.

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