Terrorists bomb Abuja-Kaduna train conveying 970 passengers, many dead and injured (Photos & video)

Terrorists have detonated bombs on the rail track of the Abuja-Kaduna train and successfully immobilised it.

Credible sources confirmed the attack to Daily Nigerian on Monday night, saying the attack occurred at a point between Katari and Rijana areas.

Sources said the attack was still ongoing as of 9.42 pm press time, while calling for security agencies to deploy to the scene.

One of the passengers who confirmed the incident in a telephone call said the attackers had surrounded the train and were shooting sporadically.

“All the passengers are currently lying on the floor of the train. The bandits are shooting sporadically. We are in serious danger,” said one of the panic-stricken passengers.

There are at least 970 passengers onboard the train, according to official sources familiar with the train service.

Two cleaners and workers of the attacked Abuja-Kaduna train identified as Loretta and Abdul have been confirmed dead. 
Some security personnel and passengers have also been confirmed dead but their names have yet to be released. 

A lot passengers were also injured or abducted, it was learnt. 
Meanwhile, two dead bodies have been deposited at St. Gerald’s Catholic Hospital in Kaduna while some persons are being treated for gunshot injuries.

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