Abuja-Kaduna train not attacked by suspected gunmen - NRC — Daily Times Nigeria

Abuja-Kaduna train not attacked by suspected gunmen – NRC

Abuja-Kaduna train

Mr Fidet Okhiria, Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), has assured Nigerians of the corporation’s commitment to the safety of passengers and train along the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS).

Abuja-Kaduna train
Abuja-Kaduna train

Okhiria said that that NRC’s priority was to ensure safe transportation of all passengers to their destinations.

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He denied claims by some national dailies that a train conveying passengers to Abuja from Kaduna was attacked by suspected gunmen.

“This news is not correct. What happened according to the police escorts on the train is that a stone was thrown at the train by some boys, which affected only the window glass of coach SP4.

“Nigerians should not panic as the news of the suspected attack is false and NRC is doing everything possible to ensure safety of passengers,” Okhiria said.

Some national dailies had reported that armed men suspected to be kidnappers on Thursday morning attacked an Abuja-bound train with guns and other weapons.

The report alleged that the train, which left the Rigasa train station in Kaduna, at around 10 a.m. was attacked a few kilometres to Katari, about 70 kilometres to Abuja.

(NAN)

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