How miscreants threw stones at Abuja-Kaduna train

The Kaduna State Police Command has said that a Kaduna bound train was not attacked by gunmen on Monday evening.

A picture showing a train with shattered glasses circulated widely on social media on Monday.

The Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna arrived safely.

He said some miscreants threw stones at the moving train around Rijana village, close to Kaduna.

“It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw are not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.

The command spokesman assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted and anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished.

“So far no suspect has been arrested but our men have been deployed in the area to trail the suspects,” Jalige said.

Dateline Nigeria reports that this is not the first time the Abuja-Kaduna train will be stoned, leading to panic among passengers.

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