Wednesday, September 9, 2020

BREAKING: Amaechi escapes as kidnappers attack Abuja-Kaduna train passengers

Hundreds of Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, including the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, have escaped attack by kidnappers on Sunday evening.

It was gathered that the kidnappers laid in ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who arrived Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.

Sources said the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles, but wasn't successful due to the quick intervention of mobile policemen and soldiers who arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to disperse the hoodlums.

“We were lucky the police and soldiers are nearby to come our rescue. The minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi was among the passengers. His convoy had to make a detour onto Rigasa road,” said a passenger, Musa Lawan.

When contacted, spokesman for Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said he would make findings and revert.

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