- The Nigerian Railways Corporation dismisses reports about an attack on the Kaduna-Abuja train
- Fidet Okhiria, the managing director of the NRC insists there was neither an attack on the train nor was there any disruption of its operations as claimed in the media
- Speaking on the issue, Mahmood Yakub, the spokesperson for the NRC blamed mischief makers for the report which he said was aimed at scaring passengers from boarding trains
The Nigerian Railways Corporation (NRC) has described as untrue reports in some sections of the media that gunmen attacked its Abuja bound train from Kaduna on Thursday, January 2.
The managing director and chief executive officer of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria, told Daily Trust that there was neither an attack on its train nor was there any disruption of its operations as claimed in the media.
He called on members of the public to visit the train station to confirm that the attack never occurred.
On his part, Mahmood Yakub, the spokesperson for the NRC, blamed mischief makers for the report which he said was aimed at scaring passengers from boarding trains.
“This is a complete fake news. Nobody attacked the train of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) between Abuja and Kaduna,” he said.
“This is a calculated attempt by mischief makers to scare away our esteemed passengers. We see this as a grand plot to sabotage the feats and achievements of the NRC.”
He urged train passengers not to entertain any fear about their safety and security, assuring them that the NRC is up to the task of providing safe train services across the country.
Meanwhile, Fidet Okhiria, the managing director, NRC has disclosed that the corporation will soon introduce e-ticketing for train services across the country.
Okhiria told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday, December 26, in Abuja that the processes involving the commencement of the e-ticket platform were at its final stage.
“The e-ticketing has gone to the advanced stage, the process is on, we are just at the final stage of getting the necessary approval for them to be deployed," he said
According to Okhiria, the e-ticket will be sold at various designated places and platforms to enable people to access tickets easily with fewer hurdles.
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