The Station Manager of the Abuja Train Station, Idu District, Shadrack Kure, has debunked the claim that bandits had attacked the Kaduna-bound train Monday evening.
DAILY NIGERIAN had gathered that two passengers were reportedly injured and some window glasses destroyed, following an attack on the moving along Rijana Village train Monday night.
But, Mr Kure denied any casualty, saying that it was a stone thrown at the train that damaged some window classes of the train.
According to him, such occurrences have been happening along that route.
He, however, accused locals of being in the habit of throwing stones at moving trains.
“There has never been any bandit attack on our train. The Monday’s incident was that some group of villagers pelted stones at the moving train, leading to breaking of some window glasses,” he said.
Corroborating, the Kaduna State Police Command Public Relations Officer, ASP Mohammed Jalige, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the train which left Abuja for Kaduna had arrived safely.
He said: “It was not a bullet or bow and arrow, what they threw were not aggressive weapons. It was not an attack, the train was moving. Our men in Rijana are on top of the situation,” he added.
The command spokesman assured that a thorough investigation would be conducted and anyone found to be involved in the incident would be punished.
“So far no suspect has been arrested but our men have been deployed in the area to trail the suspects,” Mr Jalige said.