The Daily Nigerian made reports on Minister of Transport Rotimi Amaechi being attacked at the Abuja-Kaduna train by kidnappers on Sunday night. They stated that the Minister of Transport and some other passengers escaped the Kidnap attack by kidnappers who laid in ambush around Mando area and attempted to waylay the passengers, who arrived at Rigasa train station around 8:15pm.
The sources revealed to them that the kidnappers opened fire on the vehicles then mobile policemen and soldiers arrived the scene in armoured vehicles to disperse the hoodlums.
Meanwhile Rotimi Amaechi said this was false news with Bashir also supporting his allegations. Activist Aisha Yesufu accused him of lying that he was truly attacked. She wrote;
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi you should be ashamed of yourself. My sister, my brother and my sister-in-law were in that train. When your convoy scattered and you fled like a new born mouse whom water have been poured on, it was witnessed!. GOVERNANCE IS NOT BY LIES & PROPAGANDA!
Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi @ChibuikeAmaechi instead of preparing notes to tell the President that the insecurity is real, you called it fake news.
When they are done with us and our children, they will come after you and your children!
Upon all the revelation he still strongly denied the attack.