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Bandits bomb Abuja-Kaduna train with 970 passengers onboard

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Suspected bandits have detonated bombs on the railtrack of a Kaduna bound train and successfully immobilised it.

The attack was said to be heading to Kaduna from Abuja when the incident occured on Monday night, at a point between Katari and Rijana.

One of the passengers who confirmed the incident in a telephone call said the attackers have surrounded the train, shooting sporadically.

“All the passengers are currently lying on the floor of the train. The bandits are shooting sporadically. We are in serious danger,” said on of the panic-stricken passengers.
The passenger also sent a Google image showing the location of the train.

The train is said to be carrying least 970 passengers at the time of the attack.