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Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna train, reportedly filled with 970 passengers

Suspected terrorists have reportedly detonated bombs on the Abuja-Kaduna-bound rail track on Monday, March 28.

Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna rail track, attack train filled with passengers
Terrorist bomb Abuja-Kaduna rail track, attack train filled with passengers

According to reports, the Abuja-Kaduna-bound filled with passengers derailed after the improvised explosive device planted by the terrorists went off. The attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana.

The 6 pm train, which took off from Idu Train Station at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) hit the explosive device about 30 minutes to Rigasa train station in Kaduna.

One of the passengers who reached out to a family member said the assailants surrounded the train and were shooting sporadically.

There were at least 970 passengers on board the train, according to official sources familiar with the train service.

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