The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has temporarily suspended its service along the Abuja-Kaduna route due to unforeseen circumstances.
It made this announcement on Tuesday morning.
The gunmen were said to have blown up the rail track, forcing the 1000-capacity train to derail around Rijana, a village on the rail corridor in Kaduna.
NRC, in a terse statement via its official Twitter page on Tuesday, said: “Dear passengers, due to unforeseen circumstances, Train operations along the Abuja-Kaduna route has been temporarily suspended.
“Further Communication would be given in due course.”