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NRC denies attack on Abuja-Kaduna train

The Nigerian Railway Corporation has denied any attack on Thursday, on the Abuja-Kaduna train by armed men suspected to be kidnappers.

Some newspapers had reported earlier, that the suspected kidnappers had attacked the Abuja bound train with guns and other projectiles.

The train, which left the Rigassa train station in Kaduna at around 10 am was reportedly attacked a few kilometers to Katari, about 70 kilometres to Abuja.

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Railway Corporation Engr Fidet Okhiria explained that a stone was thrown at the train by some boys, which only affected the window of coach SP4.

He further stated that the situation was promptly arrested by police escorts on the train who restored calm before the train continued its journey and passengers disembarked peacefully at the Idu Station in Abuja without any other incident.

Ohiria assured train passengers of their safety even as he said investigation still continues into the cause of the Katari incident with a view to dousing the fears of the commuting public.

Fubara Pepple

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