Suspected terrorists have detonated bombs on the railtrack of Abuja-Kaduna train.
It was gathered that terrorists successfully immobilized the train at a point between Katari and Rijana.
It was also learnt that the attackers surrounded the train, shooting sporadically.
According to a credible source, the terrorists later forced their way into the train and kidnapped an unspecified number of people, with some others feared killed.
There are at least 970 passengers onboard the train, according to official sources familiar with the train service.
Confirming the incident, Shehu Sani, a former Kaduna Central Senator, said villagers around the area claim the train is under attack.
“Villagers along Abuja-Kaduna road called to confirm hearing multiple gunshots and attack on the Abuja-Kaduna train by terrorists,” he wrote on Twitter.
Meanwhile, troops have been mobilised to the scene of the attack to rescue the remaining passengers.