The Nigeria Railway Corporation has suspended train services along the Abuja–Kaduna route indefinitely.
The NRC in a statement on its website on Thursday said the services were suspended for the safety of passengers and crew members.
The Corporation also noted that efforts were being put in place to ensure absolute safety along the route.
It added that further information concerning the suspension will be conveyed to the public shortly.
Meanwhile, a tweet by Shehu Sani indicated that the suspension was due to the activities of bandits.
The tweet by Sani read, “Yesternight, Bandits attacked the Kaduna-Abuja train. They planted an explosive that damaged the rail track and shattered the windshield of the train engine. They also opened fire, targeting the Driver and the Tank. It happened between Dutse and Rijana stations. The Driver struggled to move towards Kaduna Rigasa station.
“This early morning, I was on board when our train ran over another explosive damaged railings. The train nearly skid off its track, then we miraculously escaped.
“All Kaduna Abuja train operations need to be suspended for today until this issue is addressed”, he said.
NRC on its part, in a prompt on its Nigeria Travel App said that, “Due to unforeseen circumstances, train services have been immediately suspended for the safety of our dear passengers.
“Efforts are in place to restore service.
“Further information would follow immediately service is restored”.