- Eight months after the tragic attack on the Abuja-Kaduna bound train, the federal government has declared the resumption of operation
- It will be recalled that hundreds of passengers were abducted; some sustained serious injuries while others escaped
- The abducted victim was in captivity for months, including prominent people in the society
As reported by Daily Nigerian, the announcement was made by the minister of transportation, Mu’azu Sambo on Monday, November 7
Recall that Legit.ng reported that hundreds of passengers were abducted by terrorists who detonated a bomb on the rail line to hold the train hostage.
During the attack some of the passengers were killed, some with various degrees of injury, and hundreds were abducted while the rest scampered for safety into the thick forest.
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Meanwhile, the minister had earlier promised that the train service would not be resumed until all the passengers held captive by the terrorists were released.
President Buhari's aide confirms resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train service
Similarly, Bashir Ahmad, the special assistant on digital communications to President Muhammadu Buhari in a tweet sighted by Legit.ng confirmed the resumption of the Abuja-Kaduna train service.
His tweet reads:
"The Ministry of Transportation has announced the resumption of train services on the Abuja-Kaduna rail line later this month.
"The Transportation Minister, Muazu Sambo also stated that adequate security has been put in place by the government to ensure the safety of passengers."
Notorious Terrorists finally release 23 remaining Abuja-Kaduna train attack victims
In another development, all the innocent passengers kidnapped on the ill-fated Kaduna train in March have now secured their freedom.
This is as a committee set up by the Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General L E O Irabor, said the remaining 23 victims have been freed.
The committee, according to its secretary, Professor Usman Yusuf, added that it has also taken custody of all the freed victims.