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Bandits Bomb Kaduna-Abuja Rail Track

A Kaduna-bound train reportedly derailed on Monday night after explosives believed to be planted on the rail track went off between Dutse and Kakau areas of the State.

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

“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 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.

Many passengers are feared injured while several others were said to have been kidnapped by the assailants.

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 said via phone.

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