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Terrorists hit Kaduna-Abuja rail track with explosives

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Track of the 186km Abuja-Kaduna railway built with Chinese loan Photo: John C. Azu

A Kaduna-bound train derailed on Monday after explosives believed to be planted on the rail track went off close to Rigasa area of the State.

Daily Trust reports that the 6pm train, which took off from Idu Train Station at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) hit the explosive device about 30 minutes to Rigasa train station in Kaduna.

Details were sketchy at the time of filling this report but Daily Trust gathered that security agents have been mobilised to the area to rescue the passengers.

“There is no network in the area so we cannot get any information until the team we have dispatched returns,” said a top security source in Kaduna.

“What we know is that suspected IED’s were planted on the track and the train has derailed. We don’t know for sure if there is any injury or death,” he said.

Speaking with Daily Trust, Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the attack but did not go into details.

“There was an incident but we are managing it. I don’t have the details now,” he told Daily Trust via phone.

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