After claiming that railway lines had been destroyed, the Nigeria Railway Corporation has halted services on the Abuja-Kaduna route.

It was previously reported that Kaduna-bound passengers were forced to return to Abuja after being unable to reach their destination due to track damage. While Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna Central, claimed that bandits blasted the lines, Mr. Fidet Okhiria, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), accused vandals.

The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) said on its website that it has halted operations on the Abuja-Kaduna line for the safety of passengers and staff members.

The business stated that measures are being made to assure complete safety along the route, and that more information about the suspension would be released to the public in the near future.

Paschal Nnorli, the manager of the Abuja/Kaduna Train Service Station, told Punch that there was an attack on the train, but that he couldn’t tell if it was with an explosive.

“Yes, there was an attack,” he said, “but right now I can’t confirm whether it was an explosive or bomb attack as many are claiming.”

“Investigations are underway, and I’ll keep you updated as new information becomes available.” Our engineers have been dispatched to the location. And services have been halted for the time being.”