It was not clear whether there is any casualty as details of the alleged attack were still sketchy as at the time of filing this report.
Gunmen attacked Abuja-Kaduna train twice on monday no where is safe in this country… Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. Safety isn’t expensive it’s priceless and the government need to do something about it. pic.twitter.com/6gDst6MdQa
— Aydee (@AbdulfatahAdnan) September 15, 2020
Abuja – Kaduna still not safe with trains running, I wonder how motorists survive that route😱 Kaduna has 1st Div Nigerian Army, NDA, Airforce, Abuja has FCT yet no cctv, no security apparatuses no security blue print? This country is really a joke 😡😡 pic.twitter.com/oGjk8khuaU
— Mr Agu (@agu_i) September 15, 2020
Boko haram attacked Abuja-kaduna train yesterday,instead of the fed govt to say the truth they are lying to Nigerians that it was a stone throw that shattered the train. Hopefully when boko haram will derail the train one day & kill people they will tell us it’s chinese spirit pic.twitter.com/mJufvfA9x6
— STARS💫🪐🌍 (@STARSFLYZ1) September 15, 2020
However, the spokesman of Kaduna State Police Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the train arrived Kaduna safely.
Jalige denied that the attack was carried out by gunmen, saying 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, Mr Jalige said.
KanyiDaily recalls that some gunmen had also attacked officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday, killing two officers and kidnapping about 10 others in Nasarawa State.