Following a terrorist attack on a Abuja-Kaduna Train, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is in Kaduna State. The Vice President is visiting the state to condole with victims of the train attack.
He was received at Kaduna Airport by the State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, and is expected to visit victims of the attacks at 44 Nigerian Army Reference hospital and Saint Gerald’s Catholic hospital both in the Kaduna state capital.
The vice-president’s visit comes less than 24 hours after an attack by bandits at Dutse village, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Earlier, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor, and top officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC have visited the site of the terrorist attack on a train at Dutse forest in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna.
The two service chiefs were received by the General Officer Commanding one, the Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army along the Kaduna-Abuja highway.
From there, they proceeded to the scene of the attack located about three kilometers away from the expressway.
While the casualty figure is yet to be confirmed, several persons are feared dead.
The incident happened around 7:45 pm on Monday at Dutse village in Chikun Local Government Area, just a few kilometers from the Rigasa train station, which is the last transit point of the train.
The bandits were said to have opened fire, shot sporadically on the train, and later gained access to the train.