Suspected bandits attack passenger train in northern Nigeria | News

It’s the second prepare assault since October in Nigeria, as bandits proceed to wreak havoc in components of the north.

Suspected bandits have attacked a passenger prepare headed to the northern Nigerian metropolis of Kaduna from the capital Abuja after they trapped the prepare, the state authorities mentioned.

Passenger Anas Iro Danmusa posted on Fb on Monday night that bandits had planted explosives to halt the prepare and had been attempting to pressure their approach on board, and that gunshots had been being heard outdoors.

No group has claimed duty for the assault, and no casualties have been confirmed.

“The army has secured the Kaduna-bound prepare from Abuja trapped by terrorists,” a spokesperson for the Kaduna state authorities mentioned. “Efforts are ongoing to convey the passengers from the situation and others that sustained accidents have been rushed to hospitals for pressing medical consideration.”

That is the second prepare assault since October in Nigeria, which is battling armed rebels within the northeast and bandits who’ve kidnapped lots of for ransom within the centre and northwest, leaving the inhabitants terrified.

After a number of kidnappings by armed bandits on Nigerian highways, some folks have began to journey by rail, particularly within the northwest of the nation.

In January, the federal government designated the bandits as terrorists, as a part of measures to comprise rising insecurity within the north.

The prepare was stopped about 25km (16 miles) from Kaduna when the assault occurred, an official of the Nigerian Railways Corp (NRC) mentioned, including {that a} household relative was additionally trapped on board.

The NRC introduced on Tuesday that it was suspending operations on the route – one of the in style ones nationwide – till additional discover.

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