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NRC confirms detonation of explosives on Abuja-Kaduna rail line

By Joke Falaju Abuja
21 October 2021   |   12:36 pm
The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed the detonation of explosives by unknown gun men on the Abuja-Kaduna railway Wednesday night. The Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, who confirmed this to The Guardian, said the explosives damaged the rail tracks around Dutse and Rijana in Kaduna. A viral video circulating online shows how…

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has confirmed the detonation of explosives by unknown gun men on the Abuja-Kaduna railway Wednesday night.

The Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, who confirmed this to The Guardian, said the explosives damaged the rail tracks around Dutse and Rijana in Kaduna.

A viral video circulating online shows how a section of the tracks was severely damaged by explosives.

Okhiria, however, said efforts are ongoing to restore service on the route.

The Guardian earlier reported that NRC was investigating the cause of the explosion that left passengers on the train stranded in the bush for 6hours.

When asked if there were gunshots aimed at the train driver and the tank of the train, the NRC MD stated that “There was nothing like that. Only an explosive that went up on the track.

“Are you aware that we even ran a train service this morning? There was nothing like shooting or the train by bandits,” Okhiria said.

“Efforts are currently ongoing to ensure full train services are restored along that route.”