The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed that the reported bandits’ attack on the Abuja-Kaduna railway track and train is rue.
The Managing Director, Fidet Okhiria confirmed to The Guardian that there was actually an attack that damaged the railway track between Dutse station, Abuja and Rijana in Kaduna.
After Senator Shehu Sani announced the attack on the train he was one of the passengers, there has been pandemonium on the social media as the report has proceeded beyond mere photos to video shots of the damaged track and train car.
Sani on his Twitter account wrote that he escaped death as terrorists ‘bombed’ Kaduna-Abuja train
The bombing incident on the track was on Wednesday, while the train be boarded ran into the damaged track on Thursday.
In a tweet, the former lawmaker alleged that terrorists had attacked a Kaduna-Abuja train on Wednesday with explosives.
He alleged that the terrorists also opened fire on the engine driver and tank of the train.
“Yesterday, terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.
“This morning, I was on board when our train ran over another explosive damaged rail track. It took a miracle for us to escape,” he said.