Amidst videos of casualties KDSG confirms troops secure Abuja-Kaduna train trapped by terrorists


By our reporters

Amidst the emergence of disturbing videos of what appear to be casualties inside coaches of the Abuja-Kaduna train trapped by terrorists, Kaduna State Government said troops have succeeded in securing the train.

The government said it had received multiple reports of the attack on the train service at around Kateri-Rijana general areas.

According to the government in a statement signed by Mr Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner of of Internal Security and Home Affairs, “relevant action agencies were urgently contacted, and robust deployments of personnel were swiftly made to the area to secure the passengers on board.”

He said efforts are ongoing to convey the passengers from the location and others who sustained injuries have been rushed to hospitals for urgent medical attention.

Footages are circulating online of passengers who have sustained various degrees of injuries including gunshots wounds.

There are also unconfirmed reports that the attackers have adducted passengers from the train.

The government, however, said it would be liaising with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to ascertain the list from the passengers’ manifest for efficient tracking.

“This is to acquire an accurate inventory of all passengers and their actual status,” the statement explains.

Security forces are said to continue to comb the area in additional rescue efforts.

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