After an attack on the train, the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has canceled operations on the Abuja-Kaduna rail route. Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna Central, claimed he dodged terrorist bombs while riding the Abuja-Kaduna rail line.
Terrorists fired at the train in a second attack on Wednesday, according to Sani.
He announced it on his verified Twitter account.
It “required a miracle” for him and the other passengers on the train to survive, he claimed.
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.”