By Emmanuel Adeleke
A former deputy governor of Zamfara State, Ibrahim Wakkala, was part of those who sustained gunshot wounds during the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.
The train conveying hundreds of 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 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, adding that he has been moved to a military hospital in Kaduna State 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 abducted by the bandits, but was successfully rescued by the combined personnel of DSS and military.
“He was initially abducted but was rescued by the DSS and military, it was during the process he sustained gunshot injury in the leg.
“He is very okay now, he is receiving treatment at the hospital in Kaduna State,” Idris added