Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied the news that he narrowly escaped when kidnappers attacked an Abuja-Kaduna passenger train on Sunday.
Reacting to the story, the Minister through his twitter handle said it was a fake news.
Fake News. This ?? is completely concocted https://t.co/872OKrcMi5
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) February 16, 2020
It was reported that Amaechi as well as other passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna train escaped kidnappers attack on Sunday evening.
According to DAILY NIGERIAN , 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 armoured 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.
While reacting to a twitter user who accused the Minister of fleeing, the Minister restated that he was not involved in the said attack.
Madam, I was not attacked, I did not see or escaped attackers, bandits or kidnappers. I did not “fled like a…” Insults & abuses will not change the fact that I was not attacked or escaped attack, in Kaduna last night. BTW, we can still be respectful & courteous here. Goodmornin https://t.co/ylhj4AqIQO
— Chibuike.R. Amaechi (@ChibuikeAmaechi) February 17, 2020
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