On Monday, gunmen attacked a train travelling from Abuja to Kaduna in the Kateri-Rijana district of Kaduna state.
When the event occurred, the train was said to be a few minutes away from the Kaduna station.
The situation was later confirmed in a statement by Samuel Aruwan, Kaduna commissioner for internal security and home affairs.
Several people were injured, he said, and security personnel are currently performing "rescue attempts."
"Efforts are ongoing to convey the passengers from the location and others that sustained injuries have been rushed to hospitals for urgent medical attention," the Commissioner said.
"The Government of Kaduna State will be liaising with the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) to ascertain the list from the passengers’ manifest for efficient tracking. This is to acquire an accurate inventory of all passengers and their actual status,” the statement reads.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i who has been in constant touch with the security forces, commended them for their prompt response, and thanked them for successfully securing the train and passengers on board.
“Security forces continue to comb the general area in additional rescue efforts. Emerging developments will be communicated to the public.”©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.