…Miraculously, no casualty
In a miraculous demonstration of Supreme majesty, bandit-terrorists, on Monday night, detonated some bombs on the rail track of an Abuja-Kaduna train, thus demobilizing it, but no casualty was recorded. Some passengers only sustained injuries and were rushed to hospitals, said a highly competent source.
The attack happened at some point between Katari and Rijana downtown of the state.
A passenger on board, Anas Danmusa, who shared the news via Facebook post, said:
“This is an emergency. We are inside train at the moment. Kidnappers planted explosives and the train engines have been ruined. We are helpless. Abuja to Kaduna train.
“Gunshots still being fired right around us. We are just under the seats praying to God while waiting for help. Since 8pm we have been here. Between Katari and Rijana. I am a living witness…”
But moments later, at about 9:45pm same night of Monday, the Kaduna State Government said the situation has come under control, with troops being sent to manage the crisis.
Speaking through the State Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the government 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 (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.”/SHARE THIS