Kaduna-Abuja railway route halted by the NRC after reports of bandits attack

Earlier this week it was reported that Kaduna-bound passengers were forced to return to Abuja after being unable to get to their destination as a result of the damage on the track.

Although former senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani stated that the tracks were bombed by bandits, Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) Mr. Fidet Okhiria, blamed vandals for the act.

in a statement shared on website, by the Nigeria railway corporation it stated that it has suspended operation on Abuja-Kaduna route for the safety of passengers and crew members.

The NRC said efforts are being put in place to ensure absolute safety along the route and further information concerning the suspension will be conveyed to the public shortly.

Meanwhile Abuja-Kaduna route Train Service Station Manager, Paschal Nnorli has however told Punch that there was an attack on the train, but could not tell if it was with an explosive.

By Okoye David

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