Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has cancelled its service on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line after an attack on the train.
Former activist-turned lawmaker, Shehu Sani, reported earlier on his Twitter page that he escaped terrorist explosives while on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.
Sani claimed that terrorists shot at the train on a separate attack on Wednesday.
The lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central, said that it “took a miracle” for him and other passengers on the train to escape.
Sani said, “Yesterday, terrorists attacked the Kaduna Abuja railway with an explosive & opened fire on the train, targeting the Engine Driver & the Tank.
“This morning, I was on board when our train ran over another explosive [and it] damaged [the] rail. It took a miracle for us to escape.”
NRC in a message to passengers on its booking website said it is suspending the service for the safety of travellers.
The corporation noted that “it is working to restore the service, and will inform the public when the train starts running again.”
The information on the website read, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, train services have been immediately suspended for the safety of our dear passengers.
“Efforts are in place to restore service. Further information would follow immediately, the service is restored.”