- Heavily armed gangs have been launching deadly attacks on villages, stealing cattle, and kidnapping for ransom
- On March 28, 2022, an Abuja–Kaduna train was attacked in Katari, Kaduna state, with over eight deaths and the abduction of 62 passengers
- Security agents have predicted that another attack of that nature will happen soon and on that same axis
The outlaws intend to abduct passengers again — just like they did in 2022.
Terrorists plotting to attack Abuja-Kaduna train: DSS
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In the letter, dated Friday, August 11, the DSS said its intelligence indicates an impending threat to smooth rail transportation along the Abuja-Kaduna train, Premium Times reported.
The secret memo stated that a coalition of banditry syndicates was plotting to attack the route with the goal of kidnapping passengers on board for ransom.
Leadership newspaper reported that the attack might occur any moment from now.
The warning is coming about 17 months after terrorists attacked the Abuja-Kaduna train.
The DSS memo has been circulating on social media, both on X (formerly known as Twitter) and Facebook.
It reads in part:
"In view of the threat inherent and the need to forestall likely breach of security along the AKTS, it is advised that existing security arrangements be scaled up within and along the route.
"In addition, the need for counter security measures be emplaced to nip in the bud the impending threats."
Terrorists release Kaduna train attack victims
In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that terrorists released three victims of 62 hostages of the abducted Abuja-Kaduna train passengers on Monday, March 28.
The victims, who consist of two males and a female, secured their freedom around 11am on Monday, July 25.
It was gathered that the victims were released by the terrorists at a location inside the forest along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.