The Kaduna State Government said the military had rescued Kaduna-bound train passengers trapped by terrorists on Monday night.
This is according to a statement signed by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Internal Security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan.
He said the State Government received multiple reports of an attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train service at around Kateri-Rijana general areas.
Aruwan disclosed that emergency efforts were made to evacuate the passengers from area while those who sustained injuries were taken to the hospital for urgent medical attention.
The Commissioner for internal security disclosed that the the Kaduna State government was liaising with the management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation to ascertain the number of persons captured in the passengers’ manifest for efficient tracking and their actual status
The Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has also commended the security agencies for their prompt response, and for successfully securing the train and passengers.
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