- There was no attack on Kaduna bound train, the police have said
- The police said miscreants only threw stones at a moving train
- Meanwhile, the police promised to conduct proper investigation so that those involved will be brought to justice
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Following an allegation that there was an attack by gunmen on a Kaduna bound train, the police command in the state has denied the rumours.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the command public relations officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, said the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely.
He, however, said that some miscreants threw stones at the moving train around Rijana village, close to Kaduna.
“It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw are not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.
The command spokesman assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted and anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished.
“So far no suspect has been arrested but our men have been deployed in the area to trail the suspects,” Jalige said.
This is not the first time rumours will surface about an attack on Abuja-Kaduna train.
Months back, a report had claimed that passengers on Abuja-Kaduna train, allegedly including Rotimi Amaechi, the minister of transportation, were ambushed by some kidnappers. It was, however, stated that the attack was foiled by some security agents.
Reacting to the report, Amaechi explained that there was no incident of shooting or kidnapping of him or anyone at the train station.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that in what will come as a rude shock to many Nigerians, about 10 people were kidnapped by criminals in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The abduction which has been confirmed by the Nigeria Police Force occurred in Tungan Maje, a suburb of Abuja early morning on Thursday, September 10.
According to residents, the attack lasted hours in the community that lies near Zuba and Niger state.
He called for the regulation of Nigeria’s social media space in order to curb the spread of fake news.
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