As details of victims of Kaduna-Abuja train attack by terrorists continue to emerge , a former Deputy Governor of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Wakkala, has been confirmed to be among those who sustained gunshot wounds.
The train conveying hundreds over 900 passengers from Abuja to Kaduna was attacked by gunmen suspected to be bandits between Katari and Rijana in Kaduna State.
An aide to the former Deputy Governor told Channels Television that Mr Wakkala who was returning from the APC National Convention which held on Saturday was shot during the cross fire between the terrorists and the military and has been moved to a military hospital in Kaduna for treatment.
The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara State, Yusuf Idris also confirmed the incident to Channels Television.
Idris said the former Deputy Governor was initially abducted by the terrorists during the attack and was successfully rescued by the combined forces of DSS and Military
“He was initially abducted but was rescued by the DSS and military, it was during the process he sustain gunshot injury in the leg.”
“He is very okay now, he is receiving treatment at the hospital in Kaduna state.” Idris added.
Vreporters had earlier reported that, a young lady simply identified as Dr Chinelo was among the passengers who lost their lives to the fatal attack on Monday, as Kaduna State Government also confirmed that dead bodies were recovered from the scene of the attack.