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Today's Headlines: Bandits Bomb Abuja-Kaduna Railway Train; Police Deny Attack By Gunmen In Anambra

BREAKING: NRC halts Abuja-Kaduna train service over alleged terrorist attack

The Nigeria Railway Corporation has stopped services on the Abuja-Kaduna route following allegations that a part of the train track was bombed by bandits.

Officials of the corporation confirmed on Thursday that services on the route had been halted but stated that investigations were ongoing to determine if the facility was actually bombed as widely speculated.

A former Senator from Kaduna State, Shehu Sani, posted on his verified Twitter handle that bandits attacked a train on the route on Wednesday.

Sani said “Yesterday (Wednesday) terrorists attacked the Kaduna-Abuja railway with an explosive and opened fire on the train, targeting the engine driver and the tank.

Police deny attack by unknown gunmen in Anambra

The Anambra State Police Command has debunked reports that unknown gunmen, numbering about 15, attacked the Nkwo Awkuzu area, describing it as fake.

Some news sites had published that “unknown men have taken to attacking Okada riders at Nkwo Awkuzu. The men who are numbered about 15 matched towards Ifitedunu town on Awkuzu road after the attacks.”

DAILY POST however gathered that the news of the attack is false.

Sit-at-home: Umuahia on lockdown for Kanu

Umuahia the capital of Abia State was on total lockdown in solidarity with the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu who was arraigned in an Abuja High Court on Thursday.

The streets were completely empty as residents remained indoors in full compliance with the sit-at-home order.

There were no vehicular movements except for few vehicles that occasionally passed by.

We’re Stranded in Edo PDP, Laments APC Defector

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who left the ruling party with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Charles Idahosa, has bemoaned their fate in the party, saying they were stranded.

Idahosa, who addressed a press conference in Benin City, yesterday, said rather than blame Governor Obaseki for the lingering crisis in the Edo PDP, the old members of the party, who resisted all moves to integrate the new entrants, should be held responsible for the crisis, because Obaseki had done all he could to ensure that everyone was carried along.

According to him, those of them who left the APC for the PDP were now like political herdsmen in their new party, which has declined tolerating them, even as he posited that the crisis has been affecting the performance of the governor.

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