Kaduna state government has confirmed the bombing of the Abuja-Kaduna train in the state on Monday by terrorists.
Kaduna State Government in a press release few minutes ago signed by Samuel Aruwan, the state Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, said troops of the Nigerian Army secured the train trapped by the terrorists.
It was gathered that the terrorists used explosives around 8pm to bomb the train within Kateri-Rijana general areas of Kaduna state and started shooting sporadically with numbers of passengers killed and some others kidnapped.
According to Kaduna State Government, 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 (NRC) 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.
“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”, Kaduna state Government said in a statement.