Armed men attack Kaduna train station, abduct travelers


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Gunmen attacked passengers at the Kaduna train station, abducting some of them. They are demanding a ransom of ₦20 million from their families.

Saturday, January 25, 2020, unidentified gunmen laid siege to vehicles occupied by passengers who had just come off a train at the Rigasa railway station situated in the Northern state of Kaduna. Some of the travelers were abducted while others were let go with injuries.  


Passengers aboard a train at the train station

Naijauto gathered that the incident occurred after the passengers got to the train station from the federal capital territory, Abuja, around 8 pm. According to reports, the families of those who were abducted have been contacted – with a ₦20 million ransom being demanded.

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This was not the first time such a thing happened at the station. An incident like this happened on Friday, January 24, 2020.

Speaking about the incident, the Kaduna State Police Command Spokesperson, DSP Yakubu Sabo, stated that the police had commenced investigations to get to the root of the issue.

Hopefully, the culprits will be apprehended.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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