Bandits allegedly open fire on Kaduna-Abuja train


Bandits on Monday evening allegedly shot at Kaduna bound train which departed Abuja at about 6 pm.

But, a source within the operation who spoke in confidence said, it was not gunmen’s attack but a stone that hit the train from one of the adjoining villages.

The Police in Kaduna also gave an insight into the attack saying that the attack was not by gunmen.

The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely.

He, however, said some miscreants threw stones at the moving train around Rijana village, close to Kaduna.

“It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw are not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.

The command spokesman assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted and anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished.

“So far no suspect has been arrested but our men have been deployed in the area to trail the suspects,” Mr Jalige said.

The police, however, failed to disclose that the train suffered damage while a passenger was injured.


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