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NRC suspends operations over bandits’ attack

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The Nigerians Railway Corporation has withdrawn train services from Abuja to Kaduna State.

This is coming on the background that trains were reportedly attacked by terrorists on Wednesday.

But the corporation said the suspension was to enable it conduct maintenance.

NRC said, “We are withdrawing the DMU on Abuja Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) from Tuesday 19th-Thursday 21st October, 2021 for scheduled maintenance. The DMU will return back to operations on Friday 22/10/21. Tuesday 19th & Wednesday 20th will be four trips each (I:e AK1, KA2, AK9 & KA10).Thursday 21/10/21 will be 8trips ( AK1, KA2, AK3, KA4, AK7, KA6, AK9 & KA10) respectively, While full train service will return on Friday. Any inconvenience to our esteemed passengers is regretted.”

Senator Shehu Sani had alleged terrorists “attacked the Kaduna Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train”.

But the Nigerian Police denied the claim made by the senator who represented the Kaduna Central senatorial district in the 8th Senate.

Speaking on the development, the State Police Spokesperson, Mohammed Jalige said, “That is not true, the command is not aware of anything. The train was faulty yesterday on its way coming from Abuja to Kaduna which caused a delay in people’s arrival time.

“They were no explosives denoted; there was no any attack.”

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