A former federal lawmaker, Shehu Sani, on Tuesday, said that the terrorists who attacked the passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna rail tracks abducted a “white man” and killed several others.
He also said the terrorists targeted the Business Class coach of the train. Subsequently, the Nigerian Railway Corporation on Tuesday also announced the suspension of train opreations along the Abuja-Kaduna route indefinitely following the attacks.
The train attack was coming after terrorists, numbering over 200, on Saturday invaded the Kaduna international airport located in Igabi Local Government Area in Kaduna State, disrupting operation and killing one security personnel of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency.
The attack caused panic at the airport and reportedly grounded a Lagos-bound AZMAN aircraft scheduled to take off at 12:30pm. But Sani, who represented Kaduna Central in the 8th Senate, in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Tuesday, noted that the attackers targeted the Business Class coach of the train.
He wrote, “I just spoke with a survivor who is a civil servant working with a public Library,She narrated that the terrorists specifically targeted the Business Class coach. They kidnapped some persons including a “white man” & killed those who resisted while she pretended to be dead.
“Many times the bandits try to use their herd of cattle to stop the trains but they are usually crushed and then they resort to use of explosives. The train was attacked in the very spot it was attacked last October. Passengers of 5 coaches were taken as hostages.”