Kaduna Rail Attack: We Did Not Ask for Contributions From Nigerians, Amaechi Tells Nigerians

Kaduna Rail Attack: We Did Not Ask for Contributions From Nigerians, Amaechi Tells Nigerians

  • Rotimi Amaechi, has denied reports that he asked Nigerians to contribute money to treat those injured by terrorists
  • The minister of transportation made this clarification following reports in some section of the media that he said so
  • According to him, his ministry will liase with the hospitals to treat those injured in the terrorists attack

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, has denied reports that he asked Nigerians to contribute to the cost of treating those affected in Monday’s train attack.

Amaechi had visited the scene of the attack said it would have been foiled if the procurement of the N3 billion high capacity rail track cameras and sensors was not blocked.

We Did Not Ask for Contributions From Nigerians, Amaechi Tells Nigerians
Amaechi denies asking for money from Nigerians. Photo: Rotimi Amaechi
Source: Twitter

We did not ask for contributions from Nigerians. I said "@MinTransportNG & the FG are grateful to the Nigerian Army for providing free treatment for the injured, & that the Nigerian Railway Corporation would liaise with the hospital management to cover other expenses."

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Meanwhile, the leadership of the House of Representatives is furious over the inability of Minister of Defence Bashir Magashi, and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba to honour its invitation on the Abuja-Kaduna train attack.

Instead of coming in person, the top public officials sent their representatives to the meeting on Wednesday, March 30. This infuriated the lower legislative body which regarded the absence of the IGP and the minister as spite.

Speaking on the issue, the deputy speaker of the green chamber, Idris Wase, noted that no matter the enormity of the assignment the security heads are handling, they owe the parliament a briefing on the bomb attack which is now an issue of national concern.

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Nigerians mourn Dr Chinelo who was killed during Abuja-Kaduna train attack

Meanwhile, as the news of the Abuja-Kaduna train being attacked by bandits filtered on social media with people making many assumptions, a Nigerian lady, Dr Chinelo, made a post that became even much more significant after the incident.

Her SOS tweet read:

"I'm in the train. I have been shot please pray for me."

People who never believed that she was really shot became subjects of mockery after the news of her death was confirmed.

Source: Legit.ng

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