An Abuja-bound prepare from Kaduna State was reportedly attacked by suspected bandits on Monday.
The bandits, based on an eyewitness, barricaded the rail observe in a bid to cease the prepare and presumably rob the travellers on board.
The assailants had been stated to have shot repeatedly towards the motive force of the prepare, however couldn’t get at him as a result of bullet proof glass defending him.
The eyewitness stated it took the assistance of some policemen on board to rescue the passengers after exchanging hearth with the bandits.
An eyewitness account of the incident was posted on Fb by the Chairman of the Nationwide Union of Journalist, Emmanuel Ogbeche, on Monday night time.
It reads, “Practice from Kaduna was attacked a couple of minutes in the past by armed bandits who barricaded the tracks and fired repeatedly on the engine driver who fortunately was protected by the bullet proof glass.
Police males on board exchanged hearth with the bandits. Permitting passengers and crew to get out and clear the tracks.
“Alhamdulilah the Practice has now left the scene heading to Kubuwa.
The cage that’s now Abuja is tightening round us whereas the Authorities and her safety companies inform us there isn’t any trigger for alarm. Ya Allah ka rufa mana asiri.”
THE WHISTLER had reported how suspected kidnappers had been stated to have laid siege to the Abuja-Kaduna Expressway final week, leaving travellers stranded on the busy street.