NRC confirms explosion attack on Abuja-Kaduna rail track

The Nigerian Railway Corporation has confirmed an attack on its Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail line on Wednesday.

The NRC suspended operations after it confirmed an attack on its last train (AK10) on the Abuja-Kaduna standard gauge rail line on Wednesday.

The corporation announced that there was no casualty. But, it claimed that it had lost N12 million due to service suspension.

In a statement by its management in Lagos, the NRC described the incident as “an explosion” which affected the rail track and the fuel tank of the locomotive of the last train on Wednesday evening.

The statement said the situation was brought under control and a relief locomotive deployed to rescue the affected train to the workshop at the Rigasa Station, Kaduna State, for appropriate assessment and repairs.

“We are pleased to inform the public that there were no reported casualties or injuries to either the passengers or train crew.

“The NRC intends to resume train services soonest, after appropriate measures, checks and maintenance are carried out,” the corporation said.

The NRC management apologised for the inconveniences experienced for the temporary suspension of services. It said engineers were working round the clock to ensure resumption of operation on the route today.



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