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NRC Debunks Rumour Of Bandits Attacks, Says Security Agencies Will Intervene

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Tuesday debunked the reports on bandits attacks on Abuja-Kaduna train KA4 between Asham and Kubwa on Monday afternoon and night was false.

The NRC Managing Director, Engr. Fidet Okhiria, said there are always hoodlums that usually throw heavy stones at the moving train along Abuja-Kaduna route,

He made this known in a statement made available to newsmen, by Mrs Taiye Elebiyo-Edeni, Media Assistant to the Minister of Transportation, on Tuesday in Abuja.

He, however, said that one of the suspects has been arrested stating that the corporation has reached out to security agencies to ensure that such ugly incidence would not happen again.

According to him; “There was no bandits attacks on the train, it’s just a rumour otherwise they will see the bullet all over the train. It was hoodlums that threw stones on the train and because the Police got one suspect, at night more hoodlums came out to attack the train in protest against the arrest made in the afternoon.

“NRC has, however, spoken to security agencies to help us prevent such future occurrences and intervene in the matter, so they will know how best to deal with the situation.

“We however, urged the public using the train not to panic, as the Minister of Transportation and NRC will ensure safety of Nigerians on that route.”

Also, the Manager Abuja-Kaduna Train Service, Paschal Nnorli said that the train got to Idu station yesterday and there was no bandits attack.

“The attention of Nigerian Railway Corporation has been drawn to fake online news that the KA4 train from Kaduna to Abuja was attacked this afternoon(Monday) by armed bandits between Asham and Kubwa.

“This news is false. In between Asham and Kubwa sections, some hoodlums threw stones and broke the windscreen of our locomotive. The crew and armed police escort went after them, the train, however, continued its trip down to Idu,” he said.

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