Following accusations that a section of the train track was bombed by bandits, the Nigeria Railway Corporation has halted services on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

Officials from the corporation confirmed that services on the route had been interrupted on Thursday, but said that investigations were still on to see if the facility had been bombed, as has been widely assumed.

Shehu Sani, a former senator from Kaduna State, reported on his verified Twitter account on Wednesday that bandits assaulted a train on the route.

Sani said “Yesterday (Wednesday) terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.

“This (Thursday) morning, I was onboard when our train ran over another explosive damaged rail.”

Paschal Nnorli, the manager of the Abuja/Kaduna Train Service Station, reported to a Punch correspondent that the train had been attacked, but could not say whether it was with an explosive.

“Yes, there was an attack, but right now I cannot confirm if it was an explosive or bomb attack as people are saying,” he said.

Nnorli added, “Investigations are ongoing and I’ll give you updates as they come in. Our engineers have been mobilized to the area. And right now we have suspended services.”

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