By Chris Udochukwu
There are at least 970 passengers onboard the train attack by terrorists on Abuja-Kaduna route, according to official sources familiar with the train services
Report reaching Precise Post says the army repelled an attack by terrorists.
A passenger took to his Facebook page to celebrate saying ” Alhamdulilahi we are safe, the army is with us”.
According to a report in Daily Nigerian, suspected bandit terrorists had detonated bombs on the railtrack of Abuja-Kaduna train and successfully immobilised it.
It sayed Credible sources confirmed the attack to DAILY NIGERIAN on Monday night, saying the attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana.
One of the passengers who confirmed the incident in a telephone call said the attackers have surrounded the train, shooting sporadically.
“All the passengers are currently lying on the floor of the train. The bandits are shooting sporadically. We are in serious danger,” said on of the panic-stricken passengers.
There are at least 970 passengers onboard the train, .
Confirming the Incident, the Managing Director of Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) Fidet Okhiria told journalists that “we can not give you much information now.
“Must of the passengers have gone into hiding and the can not be giving information, but there are reports of gun shots, continues gun shot as the train stopped.