Terrorists attacked a KADUNA-bound train with an unspecified number of passengers on board last night. Several passengers were injured.
The incident was confirmed by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and the Kaduna State Government.
The gunmen were said to have blown up the rail track, causing the 1000-capacity train to derail near Rijana, a village on the Kaduna rail corridor.
The NRC suspended services on the corridor immediately.
A similar attack occurred last October on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
According to reports, the 6 p.m. train from Rigasa in Kaduna arrived in Abuja around 8 p.m. on time.
The plane that took off from Idu in Abuja, on the other hand, collided with terrorist-planted explosives.
Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, has revealed the number of people killed in yesterday’s attack.
Remember that bandits bombed the Abuja-Kaduna train yesterday?
Over 60 people were killed in the attack, according to Tinubu.
Tinubu, according to Punch, said:
“Today is supposed to be a very joyful 70th birthday of mine living on earth. I give thanks to God Almighty for being able to survive to this age…
“I have just been informed of a very sad incident in our country, very sad indeed, that over 60 people and many more were killed and bombed on a train between Kaduna and Abuja just last night. That is a very serious incident about the security of lives in this country and it calls for a very serious sober reflection.
“For me to be here celebrating, dancing and enjoying myself doesn’t show enough concern of a statesman and a senior citizen of this country.
“This event should not be holding. I have consulted with the people you see around me here and they’ve agreed with me and being a very highly committed democrat, I have given myself to their suggestion that they agreed that this event be cancelled.”