Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi alongside hundreds of train passengers narrowly escaped an attack by bandits.
It was gathered that the Kidnappers laid an ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who arrived at Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.
The kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles before mobile policemen and soldiers arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to repel the attack.
“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 disclosed.