The Federal Government on Monday stated that it is safe for Nigerians to travel by rail.
However, hours after the claim, bandits bombed an Abuja-Kaduna bound train killing and injuring many passengers.
It was gathered that the train was bombed leaving many people in a state of panic and shock.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, said the current administration had done well in ensuring safety of rail transport across the country.
Mohammed, who spoke at a press briefing on Monday, said the Federal Government had performed excellently in the provision of infrastructure.
The minister also listed rail projects the current Government had completed across the country.
According to Mohammed: “We are proud that in our time, Nigerians are once again able to travel by rail, this time in total comfort and safety.
“Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Kaduna, Warri-Itakpe-Ajaokuta and Abuja Metroline are shining examples of our rail revolution. And we are just getting started. We have the rehabilitation of the Port-Harcourt-Maiduguri Eastern Narrow Gauge Railway project that cuts through Rivers, Imo, Anambra, Benue, Enugu, Ebonyi, Gombe, Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states, and the Bonny Deep Sea and Railway Industrial Park.
“We have the Kano-Maradi standard gauge line that passes through some economic hubs of the country, including Kazaure, Daura, Katsina and up to the border town of Jibiya and the city of Maradi in Niger Republic.”
Meanwhile, bandits have been attacking some rail lines across the country.
In October 2021, gunmen had attacked a Kaduna-Abuja train.
On Monday, gunmen believed to be bandits struck again, attacking the rail track of an Abuja-Kaduna train.
Several passengers were injured during the attack
via: Information Nigeria