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 Amaechi escapes as kidnappers attack Abuja-Kaduna train passengers

Chief Rotimi Amaechi

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

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

Sources said no sooner than the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles than mobile policemen and soldiers arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to disperse them.

“We were lucky the police and soldiers are nearby to come to our rescue. The minister of Transportation, 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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