The Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, reportedly escaped a kidnap attempt at Rigasa train station On Sunday evening.
An online news platform, Daily Nigerian reports that hundreds of Abuja-Kaduna train passengers, including the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, escaped the attack by suspected kidnappers on Sunday evening.
Reports say that the kidnappers laid in ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who arrived at Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.
Sources said no sooner the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles than mobile policemen and soldiers arrived the scene in armored vehicles to disperse the hoodlums.
“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.
When contacted, spokesman for Kaduna Police Command, Mohammed Jalige, said he would make findings and call back but as at the time of filing this report, he was yet to speak on the attack.