The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Sunday evening, February 16, has escaped attack by kidnappers along Abuja- Kaduna train ride.
A source gathered that the kidnappers laid in ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who at arrived at the Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.
No sooner the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles than mobile policemen and soldiers who arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to disperse the hoodlums, Daily Nigerian reports.
“We were lucky the police and soldiers are nearby to come our rescue. The minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi was among the passengers. His convoy had to make a detour onto Rigasa road,” said a passenger, Musa Lawan.
The spokesman for Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said he would make findings and revert.